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287.380. Employer or insurer to make report to division, requirements - information not to be disclosed - failure to report, penalty. -

1. Every employer or his insurer in this state, whether he has accepted or rejected the provisions of this chapter, shall within thirty days after knowledge of the injury, file with the division under such rules and regulations and in such form and detail as the division may require, a full and complete report of every injury or death to any employee for which the employer would be liable to furnish medical aid, other than immediate first aid which does not result in further medical treatment or lost time from work, or compensation hereunder had he accepted this chapter, and every employer or insurer shall also furnish the division with such supplemental reports in regard thereto as the division shall require. All reports submitted under this subsection shall include the name, address, date of birth and wages of the deceased or injured employee, the time and cause of the accident, the nature and extent of the injury, the name and address of the employee's and the employer's or insurer's attorney of record, if any, the medical cost incurred in treating the injured employee, the amount of lost work time of the employee as a result of the injury and such other information as the director may reasonably require in order to maintain in the division, accurate and complete data on the impact of work-related injuries on the workers' compensation system. The division shall collect and maintain such data in such a form as to be readily retrieved and available for analysis by the division. Employers shall report all injuries to their insurance carrier, or third-party administrators, if applicable, within five days of the date of the injury or within five days of the date on which the injury was reported to the employer by the employee, whichever is later. Where an employer reports injuries covered pursuant to this chapter to his insurer or third-party administrator, the insurer or third-party administrator shall be responsible for filing the report prescribed in this section.

2. Every employer and his insurer, and every injured employee, his dependents and every person entitled to any rights hereunder, and every other person receiving from the division or the commission any blank reports with direction to fill out the same shall cause the same to be promptly returned to the division or the commission properly filled out and signed so as to answer fully and correctly to the best of his knowledge each question propounded therein, and a good and sufficient reason shall be given for failure to answer any question.

3. No information obtained under the provisions of this section shall be disclosed to persons other than the parties to compensation proceedings and their attorneys, except by order of the division or the commission, or at a hearing of compensation proceeding, but such information may be used by the division or the commission for statistical purposes.

4. Any person, including any employer, insurer or any employee, who violates any of the provisions of this section, including any employer or insurer who knowingly fails to report any accident under the provisions of subsection 1 of this section, or anyone who knowingly makes a false report or statement in writing to the division or the commission, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not less than one week nor more than one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.

(RSMo 1939 § 3722, A.L. 1965 p. 397, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1396, A.L. 1983 H.B. 243 & 260, A.L. 1992 H.B. 975, A.L. 1993 S.B. 251, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1237, et al., A.L. 2005 S.B. 1 & 130)

Prior revision: 1929 § 3332

(1972) Where employer received timely written notice of injury to employee from employee's physician, employee's claim for compensation, although filed more than one year after last payment of compensation, was not barred since employer's failure to file report of injury until after claim for compensation had been filed tolled the running of limitations against employee. Snow v. Hicks Brothers Chevrolet, Inc. (A.), 480 S.W.2d 97.




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