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Bill Detail: HB22-1112

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Title Workers' Compensation Injury Notices
Status Governor Signed (03/24/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors L. Daugherty (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/21/2022

Current law requires an injured employee or someone else with
knowledge of the injury to notify the employer within 4 days after the
occurrence of an on-the-job injury, authorizes a reduction in
compensation to the injured employee for failure to timely notify the
employer, and tolls the 4-day period if the employer has failed to post a
notice specifying the injured employee's notification deadline. The bill

changes the 4-day notice period to a 14-day notice period and repeals the
tolling and compensation reduction provisions.
The bill also changes the notice that an employer is required to
post in the workplace to require that the notice state the name and contact
information of the insurer and that the:
  • Employer is responsible for payment of workers'
compensation insurance;
  • Injured employee has rights under the law if the employer
fails to carry workers' compensation insurance;
  • Employee should seek medical attention; and
  • Injury must be reported in writing to the employer.
With regard to occupational diseases, the bill also:
  • Repeals the requirement that an employee notify the
employer of an occupational disease within 30 days of
contraction of the disease and instead requires an employee
to notify the employer upon manifestation of the disease;
  • Repeals the provision that states that an employer is
deemed to waive a failure to give notice of an occupational
disease or death resulting from the disease unless the
employer objects at a hearing on the claim prior to any
award or decision; and
  • Repeals the provision that allows the director of the
division of workers' compensation to reduce the
compensation to be paid if the required notice is not made
in a timely manner.

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