We’re back this week with another FAQ in terms of workers compensation. At Wolpert Insurance, we make it a priority to be the point person when it comes to questions and concerns about Massachusetts workers compensation rules and regulations.
This week, we will address the following question: What is my responsibility in reporting injuries?
If it has come to your attention that an employee has been injured and/or files a work injury claim and he or she has been disabled for 5 full or partial calendar days, you must file an Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality Form – Form 101. You are REQUIRED to file this form with the DIA and our insurance agency within 7 calendar days (this does not include Sundays and legal holidays) from the fifth day of disability.
You must ALSO give a copy of this to the injured employee for their records.
If the employee does not report the injury to you until AFTER he or she has been disabled for 5 or more days, you will need to file the Employer’s First Report of Injury or Fatality Form – Form 101, within 7 calendar days (this does not include Sundays and legal holidays) from the day that the injury was reported.
In the event that the injury results in only medical bills or fewer than 5 full or partial calendar days of disability, you can report it to our insurance agency. We would then give you a form for this purpose.
If you have any other questions or concerns about workers comp, you can always turn to our specialists at Wolpert Insurance. Here, we have an educated staff, ready to assist you at all times. Do not wait another minute to contact us. Call 800-596-5344, today!
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