Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide wage loss benefits and reimbursement for reasonable medical care for employees, including student employees, who are injured on the job. Loyola University Maryland seeks to provide a safe and supportive work environment for its faculty, staff, administrators, students, and guests. Safety at Loyola is the responsibility of all members of the University community.
In the event of a work-related illness or injury both the employee and the supervisor have a responsibility to ensure that complete and accurate information is conveyed to the benefits and wellness office in human resources in a timely manner.
If this information is not received, the benefits and wellness office is unable to submit a claim to the University’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier who handles all claims.
For complete policy details, please refer to your Employee Policy Manual.
An employee who suffers an accidental injury or occupational illness arising out of and in the course of employment by the University shall:
- Report the incident immediately or as soon as reasonably possible to their supervisor, even if medical treatment is not needed.
- Seek appropriate first aid or medical treatment, if needed.
- Complete an Accident and Injury Report and return it to human resources within 24 hours of the incident.
Upon notification of an accidental injury or occupational illness arising out of and in the course of employment on-the-job, the supervisor shall:
- Make certain the employee seeks and receives proper medical attention, if needed.
- Investigate and document the nature of the incident, including any witnesses.
- If the injured employee cannot complete the Accident and Injury Report please review, update, and send a copy of the report to the benefits and wellness office.
- Complete the Supervisor’s Accident Investigation Report and return to the benefits and wellness office within 24 hours of the incident.
Supervisors and employees should report all injuries that occur in the workplace no matter how minor. Prompt reporting will ensure that proper medical care is provided and that Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is notified of hazards and conditions that need to be investigated and addressed.
Questions or Assistance
Questions about Workers’ Compensation may be directed to the Benefits and Wellness Office in Human Resources at ext. 1365.