12:235-11.1 Employer's First notice of accidental injury or occupational disease
(a) Every employer subject to N.J.S.A. 34:15-96 shall file a first notice of accidental injury or occupational disease under the procedures set forth in (b) below when:
1. The injury causes a loss of time from regular duties beyond the working day or shift on which the accident occurred; or
2. Medical treatment beyond ordinary first aid is required; or
3. Occupational disease exists whether or not time is lost.
(b) Upon the happening of an accident or the occurrence of any occupational disease, an employer who has insurance coverage or utilizes a third party administrator shall promptly furnish the insurance carrier or the third party administrator with accident or occupational disease information.
(c) Within three weeks after an accident or upon knowledge of the occurrence of an occupational disease, every insurance carrier, third party administrator, statutory non-insured employer, including the State, counties, municipalities and school districts, and duly authorized self-insured employer not utilizing a third party administrator shall file a report designated as "first notice of accident" in electronic data interchange media with the Division of Workers' Compensation through the Compensation and Rating and Inspection Bureau in a format prescribed by the Compensation and Rating and Inspection Bureau. When filed by an insurance carrier or third party administrator, the report shall also be sent to the employer. If the employer disagrees with the report, the employer may prepare and sign an amended report and file the amended report with the insurance carrier or third party administrator. The amended report must then be filed electronically with the Division through the Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau.
(d) The Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau shall insure the information received pursuant to this subchapter is readily available to the Division or any person authorized by the Commissioner of Labor pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:15-99.