Employee Relations administers Ball State’s worker's compensation program. This includes investigating on-the-job accidents, serving on the labor-management safety committee and coordinating with Health and Environmental Safety professionals, maintaining OSHA No. 300 log, directing medical care, paying benefits, coordinating return to work, and working with Human Resources on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues.

Questions regarding worker's compensation or on-the-job injuries should be directed to our worker's compensation administrator by calling 765-285-1853.

Reporting an Accident

Regardless of the nature or severity, all injuries incurred on the job must be reported to a supervisor immediately, during the same shift that 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 Amelia T. Wood Health Center within 24 hours of the accident. The health center’s fax number is 765-285-1103.

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Death, Amputation, and other Severe Injuries

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 to the Ball State University Police Department (available 24 hours a day) at 765-285-1111.

The university must notify OSHA:

  • within eight hours if an employee dies as a result of an a work-related accident
  • within 24 hours if an employee has an amputation or is admitted to the hospital as a result of a work-related accident

University Police will promptly notify the proper university personnel to ensure a timely report is made to OSHA.

Injuries On-the-Job

Regardless of the nature or severity, all injuries incurred on the job must be reported to the employee's supervisor immediately. Any employee who fails to report an injury during the shift in which the injury occurred will be subject to disciplinary action. The injured employee’s supervisor should complete an accident report and forward it to the Health Center within 24 hours of the incident. The Health Center fax number is 765-285-1103. The accident report may be printed from the BSU website and found under Employee Relations Forms, titled as Worker’s Comp First Report.

The University Health Center provides and/or directs all 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. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Employees injured 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 on 4125 W. Clara Lane. U.S. HealthWorks 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. 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 (intersection of Wheeling and W. McGalliard).

After U.S. HealthWorks/MedExpress’s hours or because of the severity of the injury, IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day every day.

In emergency situations immediately following an on-the-job injury, emergency care is covered by Worker's Compensation. However, the University retains the right to direct medical treatment, and after the ER visit the injured employee must seek follow-up treatment at the University Health Center the next day the Health Center is open. Non-emergency treatment not requested and authorized by the University is 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.

An injured employee who is sent home by a University physician will be paid for the remainder of the workday on a one time basis per injury. Worker’s compensation 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.

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 FMLA.

Questions regarding this policy should be referred to Employee Relations at 765-285-1823.

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 reported in Kronos, (code the balance of that work shift as “Injured on Job”). Pay for the next seven calendar days of a workers' compensation absence should be covered with the employee’s accrued paid time off (PTO), vacation, sick, or compensatory time.

Workers' compensation 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 21 calendar days due to the on-the-job injury, the first seven calendar days of disability become payable under workers' compensation and an employee may be reimbursed for a portion of his or her accrued time that was initially used to cover that first week of disability.

For injuries on the job that result in a serious health condition, the university will count workers' compensation absences against the employee's leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).