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Sec. 31-294b

Workers’ Compensation Act as amended to January 1, 2001

Report of injury to employer.

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Sec. 31-294b. Report of injury to employer. Any employee who has sustained an injury in the course of his employment shall immediately report the injury to his employer, or some person representing his employer. If the employee fails to report the injury immediately, the commissioner may reduce the award of compensation proportionately to any prejudice that he finds the employer has sustained by reason of the failure, provided the burden of proof with respect to such prejudice shall rest upon the employer.

(P.A. 91-32, S. 10, 41.)

Cited. 228 C. 1, 6. Sec. 31-294 (repealed) cited. Id. Cited. 237 C. 1, 7.

Employer’s first report of injury form and an attorney’s letter taken together meet statutory requirement of written notice of claim. 52 CA 194.

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