Workers Compensation (at work injuries & accidents)

In the event you are injured or have an accident at work, please follow the procedures listed below.  This will help to ensure that you and your medical needs are getting the attention that is needed. 

  1. Immediately report the injury to your supervisor/department head and complete the appropriate paperwork, below.
  2. If medical emergency treatment is needed, the supervisor/department head will contact the Campus Safety for transport to the NowClinic, which is part of Wooster Community Hospital.  If the injury or incident occurs outside the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. employees will be transported to the Emergency Room at Wooster Community Hospital. (911 will be called in the event of a life-threatening or major incident.)
    ***Be sure to take a photo ID with you when you go for medical treatment as employees are subject to drug and alcohol testing when the incident occurs involving a motorized vehicle/machine, or based on severity of the incident.
  3. The NowClinic or the Emergency Room will provide the necessary tests and medical treatment.
  4. Submit a completed Report of Incident/Injury form to Human Resources within 24 hours of the incident.  This form provides information to us that is required for OSHA, BWC, and to initiate your workers compensation claim.  Human Resources will work with you for proper time reporting.
  5. Do not report to work until the test results have been verified. In most cases results will be immediate.  *Employees will be required to provide a release from the doctor before returning to work.
  6. Be sure to keep all follow up appointments so that complete medical care can be provided to you. Please remember to complete a Report of Incident/Injury form for Human Resources even if you do not seek medical treatment with a medical provider. You may desire to seek medical treatment at a future time so you will want to have your report on file. Not completing the paperwork in a timely manner may result in your medical claim being denied by BWC.

Campus Safety will transport an injured worker to The NowClinic for injury or illness. The NowClinic is an approved Worker’s Compensation provider; their office is open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday, and 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Employees to have the option to select their own doctor or facility, but please be sure to select an approved BWC provider to ensure your claims are processed properly. In the event of an after-hours or weekend injury treatment should be sought at Wooster Community Hospital.

*BWC may deny an Employee’s Worker’s Compensation benefit if an approved BWC provider is not utilized. 

Please feel free to contact Human Resources with any questions or concerns you may have.  You can reach a Human Resources staff member at ext. 2526.

Confidentiality: All testing results are confidential. No information will be shared without the permission of the employee.