Mar 21, 2023  
2021-2022 Employee Handbook 
2021-2022 Employee Handbook

403 Workers’ Compensation

All University employees are covered by the State of Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law, which may provide medical and income benefits if you are injured on the job. Workers’ Compensation also provides benefits to your dependents if you die as the result of a job related illness or injury.

403.1 Work Related Injuries

In the event of an injury while performing job duties, the employee should immediately report the injury to the supervisor or supervisor’s designee. It is the supervisor (or designated alternative) who is responsible for reporting employee injuries/accidents, following the established reporting system. Failure to report and file the accident promptly could result in failure to receive benefits.

In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 9-911 for immediate assistance.

If treatment is required, arrangements for medical attention can be arranged by following the established procedures detailed at:

All care and follow-up care must be from an authorized/approved medical provider, even after an emergency room visit. Treatment will not be authorized from any physician or facility without prior approval from the University insurance carrier, the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS).

Information on accident and reporting instructions for Workers’ Compensation can be found at:

403.2 Return to Work from Workers’ Compensation Leave

When an employee returns to work, it is the responsibility of the supervisor to inform the Occupational Health and Safety Officer in the Department of Safety and Risk Management and the Benefits Office immediately. Late notification of return to work status may result in incorrect payroll reporting for the employee.