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Workers' Compensation

Employees of the CSU are covered for any injury/illness arising out of, or in the course of employment, at no charge to the employee. Sedgwick CMS is the plan administrator of workers' compensation.

In the event that you are injured or become ill due to a work-related condition, Workers' Compensation insurance provides payment of reasonable and necessary medical expenses and compensation for lost wages, if applicable.  This coverage applies for injuries that require first aid, as well as more serious injuries. Under Workers' Compensation law, these benefits are available to help you if you sustain a work-related injury or illness. 

If an employee is unable to work as a result of a work-related injury or illness, he or she may qualify and elect to receive Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) in lieu of temporary disability (TD) payments.  IDL provides full pay for the first 22 days of disability, with two-thirds pay for the next 11 months of disability. Employees disabled for 14 days or less do not receive IDL for the first three days (waiting period) unless hospitalized. 

For general information, please review CSUSM Workers' Compensation 101 for Employees

Workers' Compensation Coordinator (WCC)

OHR Workers' Compensation | Office: (760) 750-4416 | Fax: (833) 536-1793 | Email: hrbenefits@csusm.edu

How to Manage a Work-related Injury

Employee Injured at Work

Medical Emergency

  • Call 911.
  • EMS will transport the employee to nearest hospital.
  • Confirm where the ambulance is taking the employee.
  • Contact WC Coordinator/Justine Cook at 760-750-4427 or 760-750-4416.
  • Pre-authorization is NOT needed for emergency room treatment.
  • If the employee is coherent and able to speak, ask if they would like you to call their emergency contact. If they are unable to communicate or you are unsure if they are coherent enough to make that decision, call their emergency contact.

Employee must complete and return the WC forms (DWC-1 & Intake Sheet) to the WC Coordinator within 24 hours by law (via email, fax, or in-person).

Manager is to complete and return the “Initial Investigation Report” (Form IIPP-5) to the WC Coordinator by the end of the work day on which the injury occurred, if possible, and within 24 hours by law.

Non-Emergency: Medical Attention Needed

  • Contact the WC Coordinator/Justine Cook at 760-750-4427 or 760-750-4416.
  • Pre-authorization for treatment will be required.
  • Employee must complete and return the WC forms (DWC-1 & Intake Sheet) to the WC Coordinator prior to going for treatment, if possible, and within 24 hours by law (via email, fax, or in-person).
  • WC Coordinator will work directly with the employee to get the appropriate paperwork and authorization to treat.

Transport Options (in order of priority):

  1. Injured/ill employee is able to drive to the medical facility.
  2. If unable to drive or expresses concerns about driving, the employee’s manager (MPP only) or another manager (MPP only) should transport employee.
  3. A non-CSUSM friend or relative of the employee can drive the employee.
  4. If none of the above options are available, contact Integrated Risk Management or UPD for assistance.

The manager is to complete and return the ”Initial Investigation Report” (Form IIPP-5) to the WC Coordinator by the end of the work day on which the injury occurred, if possible, and within 24 hours by law (via email, fax, or in-person).

Non-Emergency: Medical Attention Not Needed

  • Contact the WC Coordinator/Justine Cook at 760-750-4427 or 760-750-4416.
  • No transport is needed, however, if the employee wishes to go home and needs a ride, follow “Transport Options” in column 2, to take the employee home instead of a medical facility, if possible.  If the employee lives too far away from campus to drive them home, contact the WC Coordinator for assistance.

Employee must complete and return the WC forms (DWC-1 & Intake Sheet) to the WC Coordinator within 24 hours by law (via email, fax or in-person).

Manager is to complete and return “Initial Investigation Report” (Form IIPP-5) to the WC Coordinator by the end of the work day on which the injury occurred, if possible, and  within 24 hours by law.

Other Resources:

2021 OSHA Log
2020 OSHA Log
2019 OSHA Log
2018 OSHA Log
2017 OSHA Log
2016 OSHA Log

California Division of Workers Compensation