Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923
10B. Reports of fatal accidents and serious bodily injuries
(1) Where by any law for the time being in force notice is required to be given to any authority by or on behalf of an employer of any accident occurring on his premises which results in death or serious bodily injury the person required to give the notice shall within seven days of the death or serious bodily injury send a report to the Commissioner giving the circumstances attending the death or serious bodily injury :
Provided that where the State Government has so prescribed the person required to give the notice may instead of sending such report to the Commissioner send it to the authority to whom he is required to give the notice.
Explanation : "Serious bodily injury" means an injury which involves or in all probability will involve the permanent loss of the use of or permanent injury to any limb or the permanent loss of or injury to the sight or hearing or the fracture of any limb or the enforced absence of the injured person from work for a period exceeding twenty days.
(2) The State Government may by notification in the Official Gazette extend the provisions of sub-section (1) to any class of premises other than those coming within the scope of that sub-section and may by such notification specify the person who shall send the report to the Commissioner.
(3) Nothing in this section shall apply to factories to which the Employees' State Insurance Act 1948 (34 of 1948) applies.