Workers' compensation is a statutory program that provides medical coverage and, in some instances, income maintenance to employees who are disabled as a result of a work-related injury or illness. All full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and student employees are eligible for workers' compensation coverage. Volunteers are not covered.
Payment of all services, medicines, and supplies that are reasonable and medically necessary for rehabilitation, surgical and hospital care are allowed at no cost to the employee. Also included are the cost of orthopedic appliances and the training in their use. Employees that are disabled for more than seven calendar days as a result of a work-related injury or illness are eligible to collect a percentage of their average weekly wage as defined by law.
All claims for workers' compensation should be reported by the employee's direct supervisor to the Workers' Compensation Office immediately, but no later than 24 hours from the time a claim/incident is reported. Employees who sustain on-the-job injuries and illnesses are required to seek treatment by a University-approved medical provider. A list of these providers and claim forms are available in each department, or may be obtained by contacting the Workers' Compensation Office, telephone 412-624-1198.
For additional information, refer to University Policy 07-06-02, Workers' Compensation.