Workers' Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2022
Sec. 31-321. Manner of serving notices.
Unless otherwise specifically provided, or unless the circumstances of the case or the rules of the commission direct otherwise, any notice required under this chapter to be served upon an employer, employee or commissioner shall be by written or printed notice, service personally or by registered or certified mail addressed to the person upon whom it is to be served at the person's last-known residence or place of business. Notices on behalf of a minor shall be given by or to such minor's parent or guardian or, if there is no parent or guardian, then by or to such minor.
(1949 Rev., S. 7459; 1958 Rev., S. 31-187; 1961, P.A. 491, S. 47; P.A. 10-32, S. 106.)
History: 1961 act entirely replaced previous provisions; P.A. 10-32 made technical changes, effective May 10, 2010.
Cited. 226 C. 508. Strict compliance with statutory methods of service under section is necessary to constitute meaningful notice under Sec. 31-301(a); commission's failure to comply strictly with statutorily prescribed methods of notice and service under section will not trigger party's obligation to file appeal under Sec. 31-301(a). 263 C. 279.
Cited. 3 CA 162; 29 CA 441; 30 CA 295; 45 CA 199. Does not expressly provide for notice to claimants who are not employees or dependents; notice to last-known address of decedent employee, which was also claimants' address, was adequate. 63 CA 1. Section governs the manner in which notice is to be served when required under act, but does not independently require workers' compensation insurance providers to provide notice in any particular circumstance. 121 CA 144. Sending notice to contest liability to employee by certified mail meets requirements, despite employee's failure to claim it. 138 CA 826. Neither section nor form 43 contain any language that permits the filing of form 43 by facsimile transmission to the commission, rather, both section and form require that form be filed either in person, by registered mail or by certified mail. 190 CA 623.