Report Title:

Worker's Compensation

Description:

Gives an employer reasonable time to file an injuries report that includes amounts paid as of December 31.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2784

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Section 386-95, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"386-95 Reports of injuries, other reports, penalty. Every employer shall keep a record of all injuries, fatal or otherwise, received by the employer's employees in the course of their employment, when known to the employer or brought to the employer's attention.

Within seven working days after the employer has knowledge of such injury causing absence from work for one day or more or requiring medical treatment beyond ordinary first aid, the employer shall make a report thereon to the director. The report shall set forth the name, address, and nature of the employer's business and the name, age, sex, wages, and occupation of the injured employee and shall state the date and hour of the accident, if the injury is produced thereby, the nature and cause of the injury, and such other information as the director may require.

[On December] By January 31 of each year, the employer shall [make a report to] file with the director a report with respect to each injury on which the employer is continuing to pay compensation, showing all amounts paid by the employer on account of the injury.

The reports required by this section shall be made on forms to be obtained from the director pursuant to section 386-71 and deposit of reports in the United States mail, addressed to the director, within the time specified shall be deemed compliance with the requirements of this section.

When an injury results in immediate death, the employer shall within forty-eight hours notify personally or by telephone a representative of the department in the county where the injury occurred.

Within thirty days after final payment of compensation for an injury, the employer shall [make] file a final report [to] with the director showing the total payments made, the date of termination of temporary total disability, and such other information as the director may require.

Any employer who wilfully refuses or neglects to [make] file any of the reports or give any notice required by this section shall be fined by the director not more than $5,000.

Copies of all reports, other than those of fatal injuries, filed with the director as required by this section shall be sent to the injured employee by the employer."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

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