Risk Management

Workers' Compensation

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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
(385) 351-8000

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.

Sarah Stoker                           Mikel Birch
(801) 957-4533                      (801) 957-4041
sarah.stoker@slcc.edu         mikel.birch@slcc.edu
 
When reporting, it’s helpful, but not required to know the following:

  • Name of Injured Employee
  • Phone Number of Injured Employee
  • Date and Time of Injury
  • Summary of Injury
  • Actions Taken
  • Witnesses
  • Conditions of Accident/Apparent hazards

Click here for a Report of Injury/ SLCC Incident Form.

Medical Attention

Q.  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
801-972-8850                                                  801-288-4900
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
Infectious Diseases
University Hospital
Clinic 1A
50 North Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
801-585-2031
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.