Department and Supervisor Responsibilities


All employees need to be informed of their rights and responsibilities in the event of a work related injury. New employees are given information regarding workers' compensation during their orientation. The workers' compensation office is also available to provide training for departments, supervisors, and employees.

Emergency Procedure

If an employee is injured or ill from a work related accident and his supervisor or the employee believes that the condition needs emergency medical treatment, immediately call 911.

Urgent Care

If the employee needs immediate medical treatment, but it is not a medical emergency, the employee should visit one of the approved medical providers.

If the injury is minor and only requires first aid treatment, provide first aid.

The employee has a right to seek medical treatment if they wish. If the employee declines medical treatment, and the supervisor strongly feels that medical treatment is necessary, the supervisor may direct the employee to seek medical treatment.

If an accident occurs that results in a fatality, please contact your campus' safety office and Risk Management and Safety immediately.

When an Employee is Injured

  • Investigate the accident, obtain all possible details, complete the supervisor's investigation report, and send it to your campus' safety office and the workers' compensation office.
  • Complete the appropriate workers' compensation forms and forward them to the workers' compensation office.
  • Correct the unsafe work condition when possible.
  • Your employee may be eligible for benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Contact your campus' personnel or human resources office for details.
  • Inform the workers' compensation office within one working day if an employee loses time from work due to workers' compensation.
  • Contact the employee at least once every two weeks if the employee is off work to determine the employee's medical progress and answer any questions they might have.
  • Provide modified duty as appropriate.

If you have any questions about workers' compensation benefits or procedures or need assistance, please contact Risk Management and Safety at 702-895-5404 or 702-895-4226.