contains important information about procedures for handling work related
injuries or illnesses.
Reporting an Accident
Regardless of the
nature or severity, all injuries incurred when on-the-job must be reported to supervision
at once, during the same shift on which the injury occurred.
An accident report titled
Worker’s Compensation First Report of
Employee Injury/Illness should be completed by the injured employee’s
supervisor and forwarded to the Health Center within twenty-four (24) hours of
the accident’s occurrence. The Health
Center FAX number is 765-285-1103. The
accident report form may be found on the BSU website under HR Forms.
If an employee dies,
suffers an amputation, or is admitted to the hospital as a result of an
on-the-job injury, please immediately
report this information 24 hours a day to the Department of Public Safety at
765-285-1111. The university must notify
Public Safety staff
will promptly notify the proper university personnel to ensure a timely report
is made to OSHA.
The University Health
Center provides and/or directs the medical care for employees injured on the
job. The Health Center hours are 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday
and Wednesday. During the summer, the
Health Center’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
outside of Health Center hours who are in need of immediate medical treatment
but whose injuries are not so severe as to warrant Emergency Room treatment
should be referred to the U.S. HealthWorks medical clinic at 3911 W. Clara
Lane. U.S. Healthworks’s hours are 8:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday, except major holidays. Another option
which is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week is MedExpress
located at 1313 W. McGalliard.
HealthWorks/MedExpress’s hours or because of the severity of the injury, IU
Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room is open twenty-four (24) hours a
day every day.
The right to direct
the medical treatment of employees injured on-the-job is retained by the university. Therefore, the decision of
when and where to send an employee for medical treatment will be made by the person
in charge of the affected employee’s shift based on the nature and extent of
the injury. If an employee is referred outside
of the university for emergency treatment, the person in charge of that shift
who made the referral should leave a voicemail message for Employee Relations
at 765-285-1036 so that the university may begin to manage the worker’s
compensation claim and verify worker’s compensation coverage when contacted by
the medical provider on the next business day.
situations immediately following an on-the-job injury, emergency care is
covered by worker’s compensation.
Non-emergency treatment not requested and authorized by the university
is not covered by worker’s compensation.
If an employee is
referred outside of the university for emergency treatment, the employee must
follow-up at the University Health Center the next day the Health Center is
open. Although U.S. Healthworks,
MedExpress, or the Emergency Room clinics may advise the employee to return to
their facilities or to the employee’s personal physician for follow-up
treatment, such non-emergency visits are not covered by worker’s compensation.
If an employee is
injured while on authorized travel outside the Ball State area, he/she may
obtain emergency treatment as needed, but should contact the university as soon
as possible to discuss the situation
Absences from Work
An injured employee
who is sent home by a university physician will be paid out for the remainder
of the workday on a one time basis per injury in Kronos, code the balance of
that work shift as “Injured on Job.” Pay
for the next seven (7) calendar days of a worker’s compensation absence should
be covered with the employee’s accrued paid time off (PTO), vacation, sick, or
temporary total disability (TTD) benefits begin on the 8th calendar
day of disability and the benefit is typically 2/3 of an employee’s average
weekly wage (AWW) at the time of injury up to certain maximum limits. If an employee is disabled more than
twenty-one (21) calendar days due to the on-the-job injury, the first seven (7)
calendar days of disability become payable under worker’s compensation and an
employee may be reimbursed for a portion of his/her accrued time that was
initially used to cover that first week of disability.
For injuries on the
job that result in a personal serious health condition, the university will
count worker's compensation absences against the employee's leave under the
worker’s compensation or on-the-job injuries should be directed to Angie Gregory at 765-285-1036 or Employee Relations at 765-285-1823.
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