Any injury or Illness arising out of the course of employment is to be reported to the injured employees supervisor immediately.
Currently, the university has an arrangement with OSF HealthCare to provide evaluation and treatment for work related injuries at the OSF Occupational Health Center, OSF Prompt Care locations and the OSF St. Joseph Medical Center Emergency Room. Employees are encouraged to seek treatment through OSF HealthCare. Reference the Locations for Medical Assistance menu item on the left for directions and locations.
The supervisor, or designee in his/her absence, shall ensure that the injured employee receives the required medical care and has transportation to the designated medical facility (Preference should be given to the use of a university vehicle). It is also necessary to notify the medical care provider that it is a work-related injury so that bills for service are directed to the University Workers Compensation Office in Human Resources.
Immediately after ensuring the employee receives medical attention, the supervisor should initiate an accident investigation to focus on the root cause(s) of the accident and identify any corrective actions in relation to the incident. Assistance with investigations is available from Environmental Health and Safety if necessary.
After completing the investigation, the supervisor shall complete a report of the incident through the "Online Injury/Illness Log" (see "Supervisor Only Online Injury/Illness Reporting" menu item on left side of this page).
The initial claims process begins with the injured or ill employee promptly informing his/her supervisor of the injury or illness. Upon notification, the supervisor will direct the employee to contact the TriStar/CMS Early Intervention Program via the toll-free injury reporting hotline (1-855-495-1554) to initiate a claim.
The supervisor will then promptly complete the Injury/Illness Log referenced in the previous section. If the employee sought off-site medical attention via their personal physician or through the Preferred Provider Agreement, a Workers Compensation packet will need to be completed.
The packet includes the following forms:
All bills associated with the work-related injury should be forwarded to the Workers Compensation Coordinator at 1320 Environmental Health and Safety 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 also submit these bills, receipts and completed forms to the Workers Compensation Coordinator for timely processing. Contact Doug Saxton at 309-438-2007 with any questions.