Workers' Compensation

PROCEDURES FOR FILING A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

Non-Emergency Injury Reporting

  • Injured worker who needs medical attention notifies his/her supervisor.
  • Supervisor immediately calls the Company Nurse Injury Hotline which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All departments should have Company Nurse posters as well as wallet cards for supervisors with the phone number and the UofA identification code for Company Nurse. Company Nurse gathers information from supervisor and employee.
  • Company Nurse (a) provides immediate medical treatment recommendation to the worker and (b) sends the injury report to the University's designated treatment facilities, the Public Employee Claims Division, and the UA Workers' Compensation Coordinator.
  • UA Workers' Compensation Coordinator obtains employee signatures and sends the report to the Public Employee Claims Division for processing.

Emergency Injury Reporting

  • Injured worker who needs immediate emergency medical care goes directly to the closest hospital Emergency Room (ER) or call 911 if ambulance is needed.
  • Injured worker notifies his/her supervisor.
  • Supervisor immediately calls the Company Nurse Injury Hotline to report the injury.
  • Company Nurse (a) gathers information about the injury and (b) sends the injury report to the Public Employee Claims Division, and the UA Workers' Compensation Coordinator. .
  • UA Workers' Compensation Coordinator obtains employee signatures and sends the report to the Public Employee Claims Division for processing.

Injuries Requiring No Treatment

  • Injured worker notifies his/her supervisor.
  • Supervisor and employee complete an Incident Report Form to record job injuries that do not require medical treatment.
  • UA Workers' Compensation Coordinator retains the signed, completed Incident Report Form as documentation of the incident.

Forms:

Company Nurse Posters, wallet cards, and prescription forms can be obtained from Workers' Compensation Coordinator at brookem@uark.edu or 479-575-4195 .

AHRMS Policy Manual 105-4

Workers' Compensation is available for Faculty and Staff who become injured while performing employment duties for the University. It is available for full-time workers, graduate assistants, work-study students, part-time and seasonal workers should an injury or illness occur due to a work-related incident.

The University of Arkansas is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Risk Management encourages employees to report work-place hazards and for everyone to know what to do should an injury or illness occur while on the job.

Job Related Injuries Addresses and Phone Numbers

         479-575-4451

  •  Arkansas Occupational Health Clinic (AOHC)
    4001 Wagon Wheel Rd, Lowell, Arkansas
    Exit 76 off I - 49
    479-725-3001, local call
    alternate # 479-725-3003
  • University Workers' Compensation Coordinator
    Brooke Moore
    Office of Risk Management
    321 Administration Building
    479-575-4195

Training Programs

If you or your department would like to schedule a training session on Workers' Compensation policies and procedures, please call 479-575-4195 for more information.

Topics Include:

  • What to do when an employee is injured
  • U of A Early Return to Work Program
  • State laws concerning Workers' Compensation
  • Safety tips pertinent to your particular area

Various safety training programs are also offered by Environmental Health and Safety, please call 479-575-5448.

Contact:

Brooke Moore
Workers' Compensation Coordinator
575-4195