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Workers’ Compensation 101
Q. What is Workers’ Compensation?
A. Workers’ Compensation pays medical expenses and helps offset lost wages for employees and volunteers and may apply to health students involved in a clinical experience and visitors, with work-related injuries or illnesses.
Q. How long do I have to work at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) before I am protected by Workers’ Compensation?
A. You are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for work-related injuries and illnesses as soon as you begin working at SLCC, even if you work part-time.
Q. What benefits does Workers’ Compensation provide?
A. Covers 2/3 of the employee’s gross salary after they have missed 3 days of work (use sick or vacation leave for the three days. If you are off more than 14 days, you will be reimbursed for the 3 days). Hourly employees are off without pay.
Q. Who pays for Workers’ Compensation?
A. SLCC; the cost cannot be deducted from your wages.
Q. Who is SLCC’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier?
A. Workers Compensation Fund
100 S Towne Ridge Pkwy
Sandy, UT 84070
Q. Can my claim be denied because I was at fault for the injury?
A. No. Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system.
Reporting an Injury
Q. Who do I report a work-related injury or illness to?
A. Notify your supervisor immediately; it is their responsibility to report the accident to EEO & Risk Administration by the next working day.
- Name of Injured Employee
- Phone Number of Injured Employee
- Date and Time of Injury
- Summary of Injury
- Actions Taken
- Conditions of Accident/Apparent hazards
Click here for a Report of Injury/ SLCC Incident Form.
Medical AttentionQ. Where do I go for medical attention?
A. Go to: Intermountain Healthcare WorkMed
1685 W. 2200 S. 201 East 5900 South #100
SLC, UT 84119 Murray, UT 84107
M-F 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM M-F 8 AM – 5 PM
During evening/night/weekend hours, an employee should wait until Intermountain WorkMed is open if possible; otherwise, go to a listed Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider (www.wcfgroup.com). Go to the Emergency Room only for threat of life or limb.
Q. What if I have a Blood Borne Injury?
A. Follow the protocol at the facility where you were injured; if the facility does not have a protocol go to:
University of Utah
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
M-F 8 AM – 5 PM, call for an appointment.
Q. Can my employer or its insurance company require me to go to a specific doctor or hospital for treatment?
A. Only for the first visit.
Filing a Claim
Q. How do I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
A. When EEO & Risk Administration are notified of an injury, we will schedule a time to meet with the employee to file the claim on-line. Filing typically takes about 30 minutes.
Claims should be reported to Workers’ Compensation within 7 days after the injury or illness (12-hours for serious injury or illness).
Returning to Work
Q. When can I return to work?
A. You can return to work when you are able to do so. You should consult with your Physician to obtain a Full-Duty Work Release or a Temporary or Transitional Work Assignment.
Q. What is a Temporary or Transitional Work Assignment (TTA)?
A. TTA is a temporary assignment that restricts the employee’s activity as per doctor's orders. The TTA has a beginning date and an ending date. The TTA is signed off by the employee, the employee's supervisor and the Transitional Work Coordinator (Sarah Stoker); must use sick, vacation, or no pay for doctor appointments that are scheduled during the work day, unless appointments cannot be scheduled at any other time.