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Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation provides payment of reasonable and necessary medical expenses and compensation for lost wages (as applicable) if you are injured or become ill due to a work-related condition. This includes serious injuries as well as injuries only requiring first aid. Under workers' compensation law, you will receive help if you are injured.

Workers' Compensation Coordinator (WCC)

Sue Belt

Safety, Health & Sustainability | Office: (760) 750-4502 | Fax: (760) 750-339

How to Manage a Work-related Injury

Employee injured at work

Medical Emergency

  • Call 911
  • EMS transports employee to nearest hospital
  • Confirm where the ambulance is taking the employee
  • Contact the WC Coordinator/SHS at x4502 (760-750-4502)
  • Pre-authorization is NOT needed for emergency room treatment
  • If the employee is coherent and able to speak to you, 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 to complete and return WC forms (DWC-1 & Intake Sheet) to WC Coordinator within 24 hours via email, fax or in-person

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

Non-Emergency: Medical Attention Needed

  • Contact the WC Coordinator/SHS at x4502 (760-750-4502)
  • Pre-authorization for treatment will be required
  • Employee to complete WC forms (DWC-1 and Intake Sheet) and return them to WC Coordinator prior to going for treatment if possible; within 24 hours by law
  • WC Coordinator will work directly with the employee to get appropriate paperwork and authorization to treat

Transport Options (in order of priority):

  1. Injured/ill employee is able to drive to medical facility
  2. If unable to drive or expresses concerns about driving, 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 SHS or UPD for assistance

Manager to complete and return ”Initial Investigation Report” (Form IIPP-5) to WC Coordinator by the end of the work day in which the injury happened if possible; within 24 hours by law

Non-Emergency: Medical Attention Not Needed

  • Contact the WC Coordinator/SHS at x4502 (760-750-4502)
  • No transport is needed, however if employee wishes to go home and needs a ride, follow “Transport Options” in column 2 (taking employee home instead of medical facility) if feasible.  (Contact WC Coordinator for assistance if the employee lives too far away to drive the employee home.)

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

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

 

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