In the event of a workplace accident causing injury, the injured employee and his/her supervisor should follow this procedure:
The injured employee, if possible, must promptly notify his/her supervisor of the injury. If the injured employee is unable to do so, a co-worker should contact the injured employee's supervisor.
If the injured employee needs immediate medical attention, the supervisor, or designee in his/her absence, shall see that the staff member receives the required medical treatment and arrange transportation via a university vehicle to the designated medical facility. It is necessary to notify the care-givers that it is a work-related injury and to bill directly to the Workers Compensation Section of Human Resources. A "Treatment Authorization Form" (see "Forms" section on right side of this page) should accompany the employee to the designated medical facility at this time, if possible.
Immediately after ensuring medical attention, the supervisor should initiate an accident investigation to focus on the cause(s) of the accident and subsequent corrective actions. Assistance with investigations shall be available from EHS if necessary.
After completing the investigation, the supervisor shall complete and submit the "Online Injury/Illness Log" (see "Reports" section on upooer right corner of this page) and associated Workers Compensation forms required by the State of Illinois Division of Workers Compensation to Human Resources / Workers Compensation Section at ISU.
If there is a witness to the accident, he/she should complete the proper forms supplied by the Supervisor. If the witness refuses to complete this form, he/she should write "Refused" across the form, initial and date it, and forward it to the Human Resources.
All bills regarding the work-related injury should be sent directly to the Human Resources Office for processing. If the employee is personally billed or was required to pay at time of service by the medical facility/pharmacy, he/she shall submit their bills, receipts and completed forms to the ISU Workers Compensation Administrator to process for payment in a timely manner.