Workers' Compensation Coverage
Work-related injuries and illnesses are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. You must follow the steps below to qualify for medical and lost wage coverage. Please contact Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) at extension 5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Serious Injury or Illness
If you sustain a fracture, cut that may need stitches, chest pain, concussion, sprain that prevents walking, or eye injury, call Public Safety at extension 7911 for emergency treatment and transport. Employees should not drive themselves or each other to the emergency room.
Non-Emergency Injury or Illness
For muscle strain, non-healing wound, sprain, bruise, repetitive motion injury, or persistent soreness, notify your supervisor as soon as possible. Contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at x5166 (or page via Public Safety) to arrange an appointment with a health care provider listed on the College’s Panel of Designated Workers’ Compensation Medical Care Providers. Employees can often be seen by a panel member the same day.
When in doubt or if care is required outside of regular business hours, go to the nearest emergency room.
Complete and submit the Report of Work Related Injury form as soon as possible.
Summary of Rights and Responsibilities
(Briefly summarized. Contact EHS for further details.)
- EHS will coordinate follow-up care as needed through a designated panel provider, chosen by the employee from the list. If recovery lasts longer than 90 days, employees may transfer care to a licensed medical care provider of their choice.
- After treatment, as determined by the care provider, the employee may be:
- Released to full duty.
- Required to stay home for some period of days.
- Released to return to work with restrictions.
- Departments must attempt to accommodate temporary work restrictions. When restrictions cannot be accommodated within the department, temporary assignment to work elsewhere on campus will be arranged if possible.
- Employees are permitted to attend work-related medical appointments on work time. Hours should be recorded as “WC” on time cards.
- Employees who are out of work more than seven (7) calendar days are entitled to workers compensation disability payments during their absence when authorized by the treating physician. Compensation payments will be arranged by EHS and paid by the College’s workers compensation insurance company.