Workers' Compensation

The university provides Workers' Compensation insurance coverage, at no charge, to all employees as required by law. Workers' Compensation benefits are the employee's exclusive remedy for accidental injury, occupational disease, or death, arising out of and in the course of employment. Eligible employees may receive benefits including medical, surgical, vocational rehabilitation services and certain supplies, as well as compensation for medically authorized lost time, due to disability.

The Office of Risk Management and Insurance administers the Workers' Compensation Program for the University & Medical Center and is recognized as a self-insurer in the District of Columbia. Lost time workers' compensation cases are handled by Avizent, the university's third party claims adjustment service provider.

To report a work related injury or illness, complete the necessary accident forms.