New Mexico Workers Comp: What Forms Do Employers Need

If you are self-employed or own a small business in New Mexico, chances are you have some questions about your workers comp insurance.

Employers in New Mexico must obtain workers’ compensation insurance to pay benefits to workers who are hurt or fall ill at work. This insurance is intended to assist workers in paying for expenses related to their illness or injury, such as medical bills and missed income. Employers must submit specific paperwork to the New Mexico Workers Comp Administration (WCA) to receive coverage.

New Mexico Workers Comp What Forms Do Employers Need

Here are some of the forms that employers need to submit.

Employers Report of Injuries/Illness (Form C-1)

Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness is one of the most crucial documents that employers must provide. Any illness or injury at work should be reported using this form. After the incident, the employer must fill it out and report it to the WCA as quickly as possible. The form must be filled with details such as the worker’s name, the incident’s date, and a description of the illness or injury. You can see more at

Employer’s First Report of Injury/Illness (Form C-3)

Employers must also submit the Employer’s First Report of Injury/Illness. Here the employer gives WCA adequate information regarding the injury or illness. The employer must complete the form within ten days of the incident.

Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness (Form C-2)

Employers must also submit the Employer’s Report of Occupational Injury or Illness. Using this form, you can give the WCA more details regarding the illness or injury. The employer must complete and submit the form to the WCA within 30 days of the incident.

Employer’s Report of Return to Work (Form C-4)

Employers must submit the Employer’s Report of Return to Work when an employee who was hurt or became ill returns to work. As soon as the employee returns to work, the employer must fill out this form and submit it to the WCA.

Employer’s Report of Termination (Form C-5)

If an employee who has been hurt or sickened while working is let go, the company must file the Employer’s Report of Termination (Form C-5). The employer must fill out this form and send it to the WCA once an employee is let go.

In addition to providing these forms, employers must also publish a notification about the New Mexico workers comp coverage at the workplace in a visible position. The purpose of this notice is to inform employees of the company’s workers’ compensation coverage and their legal rights and obligations.


Employers should also be aware of the New Mexico Safety and Health Act, which establishes additional workplace safety and health requirements. According to this act, companies must create and maintain safety and health programs and train staff members to spot and avoid workplace dangers.

To comply with OSHA and the New Mexico workers comp standards, employers should be thoroughly aware of the rules and regulations relevant to their industry. The policies and procedures they have for workplace safety and health should also be constantly reviewed and updated as needed.

Additionally, employers need to be aware of the various benefits offered to workers who are ill or sustain injuries at work. Employers should also be knowledgeable about the claim-filing procedure and ensure that workers know their obligations and rights regarding workers’ compensation.

Dragan Sutevski

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