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Reporting of Claim by Employer W. Va. Code 23-4-1b
It is the duty of every employer to report to the commission, the successor to the commission or another private carrier, whichever is applicable, every injury sustained by any person in his or her employ. The report shall be on forms prescribed by the commission or the Insurance Commissioner, whichever is applicable, and shall be made within five days of the employer's receipt of the employee's notice of injury, required by section one-a of this article, or within five days after the employer has been notified by the commission or the Insurance Commissioner, whichever is applicable, that a claim for benefits has been filed on account of such injury, whichever is sooner, and, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the five-day period may not be extended by the commission the successor to the commission, or another private carrier, whichever is applicable, but the employer has the right to file a supplemental report at a later date.