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Business Policy and Procedure Manual
University of Missouri-Columbia
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
July 2013
Chapter 8
ACCIDENTS & INCIDENTS
Section: 8:030
Work-Related Injuries or Occupational Diseases

Work-Related Injuries or Occupational Diseases

Written reports are required for all injuries to faculty, staff or student employees which occur during the course of, or arise out of University employment.

Required Report Forms

All forms, information, and questions should be referred to Risk and Insurance Management.

Report of Injury

In order to receive benefits under Workers' Compensation, an employee must report the injury to their department immediately after it occurs. The department must report all injuries to the Worker's Compensation Coordinator on a Report of Injury Form within 24 hours* of the injury. The Report of Injury Form may then be mailed, faxed, telephoned or e-mailed to the appropriate Workers' Compensation Coordinator.�
*Work Injury Services requires a Report of Injury prior to treating an employee with a work place injury. You may call, email or the fax the report as follows; Debbie Robertson or Lisa Landrum 884-9924, RobertsonDe@health.missouri.edu or LandrumL@missouri.edu or facsimile 573-884-5753.

Medical Treatment

State law gives the employer the right to choose where injured employees will be treated for work-related injuries.

Authorized Providers/Facilities:

  • Work Injury Services at University Hospital (Rm. MC-11) 6:30 a.m. � 4:30 p.m. M-F
  • After hours � Urgent Care Center until 8:00 p.m. M-F
  • Emergency or after hours � ER at University Hospital
  • In a Non-Emergency Situation - The employee should be directed to Work Injury Services between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. After hours, the employee should go to Urgent Care Center until the hour of 7:30 p.m. After 7:30 pm for a non-emergency situation the employee should be directed to Work Injury Services the following morning.
  • If the Injury is a Life-threatening Medical Emergency (loss of consciousness, severe burn, severe eye injury, extreme bleeding) - The employee may obtain treatment from the nearest health care facility. The supervisor is responsible for reporting the injury to the workers' compensation coordinator as soon after the injury as possible, within 24 hours.
NOTE: If injuries occur outside Columbia, the employee may seek treatment at the nearest available medical facility, with the exception of chiropractic facilities. All injuries should be reported immediately to the workers' compensation coordinator at (573) 882-7019.

Questions

Questions regarding Workers� Compensation may be directed to the Workers� Compensation Coordinator, Leigh Hollinger at (882-7019) or email hollingerle@umsystem.edu.