Supervisor Workers' Compensation Procedures

If the injury is life-threatening or treatment cannot be delayed, call 911, or take the employee to the nearest emergency room.

For all other injuries or illnesses, the employee may see his/her own medical care provider or may choose from a panel of approved providers (if offered by the University's workers' compensation carrier).

For all on the job accidents, supervisors should complete:1) the Employer's Accident Report (First Report of Injury (required by law), within 24 hours if at all possible; and 2) the Washington and Lee Supervisor's Incident Investigation Report within 48 hours if at all possible. Completed reports should be sent to Paul Burns in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. If you need assistance with either report, call Paul at ext.8175.

For "near-misses," supervisors should complete the Washington and Lee Supervisor's Incident Investigation Report and send it to Paul Burns in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety within 48 hours (if at all possible). If you need assistance with the report, call Paul at ext.8175.

If the employee's injury requires medical attention, complete a Treatment Acknowledgement Form for the employee to give to the treatment center before s/he is treated. This form notifies the treatment center that the charges are going to be submitted by Washington and Lee University under the workers' compensation coverage. It also explains that the treatment center should not bill the injured employee's personal insurance unless theworkers' compensation carrier rejects the claim.