January 19, 2017
Reminder: Reporting of work-related accidents is mandatory
With the start of the new year, the Human Capital Services-Benefits team reminds all employees that reporting of work-related accidents is mandatory.
Any incident that occurs at work or as a result of work must be reported on the accident report form within three business days of the incident. All incidents are submitted to the State Self Insurance Fund, which determines if the incident is covered under workers' compensation laws. Your supervisor or department HCS liaison can help you with the appropriate procedures and paperwork for reporting a work-related accident in your department.
What should I do if I need emergency medical care?
If an injury requires emergency medical treatment, seek treatment at the nearest emergency facility. Your supervisor or HCS liaison should call the State Self Insurance Fund to notify them of the injury and emergency treatment and will work with you to get the required information for filing the accident report. Any medical treatment after the initial emergency care needs to be pre-authorized by the State Self Insurance Fund.
What should I do if I need to see a doctor but it is not an emergency?
If the injury does not require emergency treatment, then the treatment should be pre-authorized by the State Self Insurance Fund. Unauthorized medical treatment may not be covered under workers' compensation. Your supervisor or department HCS liaison can assist you in obtaining authorization for treatment.
I don't need medical treatment, do I still need to fill out an accident report?
Yes, all incidents must be reported on the accident report form within three business days of the occurrence.