Every SDSU Research Foundation employee and volunteer is covered by workers' compensation insurance. This coverage provides the medical care reasonably required to relieve the effects of an on-the-job injury or work-related illness. For more information on this topic see SDSU Research Foundation's Workers Compensation.
In case of an on-the-job injury, immediately report the injury to both the supervisor and Workers’ Compensation Administrator at (619) 594-1088 or human resources at (619) 594-4139. You must report any injury to your supervisor within 24 hours, no matter how trivial the injury may seem. You will need to tell her/him when, where, and how the injury occurred, what happened, and if anyone witnessed the injury.
If your injury or illness develops gradually (like tendonitis or hearing loss), report it as soon as you learn it was caused by your job. Reporting promptly helps prevent problems and delays in receiving benefits, including medical care you may need to avoid further injury.
For life-threatening emergency situations: call 911. Go to the nearest emergency room/medical facility equipped to handle emergencies.
Report the injury, within eight hours, to human resources at (619) 594-1088 or (619) 594-4139, regardless of whether the accident occurs during normal working hours, after hours or over the weekend.
A medical emergency is generally defined as a sudden and unforeseeable injury or illness of such a nature that failure to get immediate medical care could be life-threatening or include severe bleeding from any site, loss of consciousness, seizures, or severe or multiple injuries.
For non-emergency situations during working hours: Before seeking medical treatment for the employee, call SDSU Research Foundation human resources at (619) 594-1088 or (619) 594-4139. Provide details of the injury and obtain authorization for treatment at an approved medical facility that specializes in the treatment of industrial accidents and injuries. Refer to SDSU Research Foundation website at Workers Compensation.
Supervisors should investigate the claim and be prepared to report when, where, and how the injury occurred. When obtaining information about the claim, the supervisor also needs to know who witnessed the incident and if the employee had any prior injuries.
For non-emergency situations, after hours or on weekends: If medical attention is required, the employee should seek medical treatment at any San Diego County Sharp Rees-Steely or U.S. Health Works Medical Clinic. For out of the San Diego County area injuries, call Travelers at 1-800-287-9682 for referral to an authorized facility, or go to their website at http://www.mywcinfo.com and in the Additional Resources section click on the "Find a local network medical provider" link; to find an authorized treatment facility.
The employee must mention that the injury is work-related and that SDSU Research Foundation's workers’ compensation carrier is The Hartford. Report the injury to human resources at (619) 594-1088 or (619) 594-4139 as soon as possible.
Ergonomics: Cal-OSHA requires employers to train injured employees on how to avoid repetitive motion disorders. Contact human resources for assistance with an ergonomic evaluation and training as necessary.
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