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Employee’s Responsibilities

STEP 1

Report the injury to your Supervisor immediately.

STEP 2

Request that your Supervisor fill out both pages of the First Report of Occupational Injury/Illness found here.

STEP 3

Email completed report to workcomp@tulane.edu or fax to 504-865-6796 within 24 hours of the injury.

NOTE:  It is the responsibility of the Supervisor/Department to complete the First Report of Occupational Injury/Illness and return to Workers' Compensation within 24 hours of the injury.

Delays in reporting the injury may jeopardize your Workers' Compensation benefits

Serious and/or Life Threatening Injuries

If the injury is serious, call Tulane Police immediately. Tulane Police will call 911, if considered necessary.

Uptown Campus Police – (504) 865-5911 or ext. 55911
Downtown Campus Police – (504) 988-5555 or ext. 85555
Primate Center Police – (985) 871-6411 or ext. 6411

Important Things to Remember

When Seeking Medical Treatment
  • Notify Workers’ Compensation at 504-247-1716 or workcomp@tulane.edu if you need to seek medical treatment.
  • You have the right to choose your own doctor (For your convenience, a list of clinics is listed here).
  • The doctor must accept workers' compensation.
  • You must fill out this Choice of Doctor form before authorization will be given.
  • You must use your sick time while attending your doctor's appointments.
  • Do not provide your personal insurance information to the medical provider. Inform the medical provider it is a work related injury.
  • You must not treat for any other body part other than your work related injury. Make a separate appointment to seek medical treatment for your personal injuries.
  • Continue to treat with the doctor until discharged from care.
  • Follow-up with Workers’ Compensation after EVERY doctor’s appointment.
  • Refer any work related medical bills as soon as possible. Send to workcomp@tulane.edu, or fax to 504-862-8766.
When Placed on Modified Duty
  • Workers’ Compensation will make every attempt to temporarily provide modified duty assignments to employees who have sustained a work-related injury/illness which prevents them from performing the full range of duties within their job classification.
  • Immediately notify your Supervisor.
  • Immediately notify Workers’ Compensation and provide your work status from the medical facility.
  • You must follow the doctor’s instructions or restrictions.
  • You must use your sick time while attending your doctor's appointments.
  • Contact Workers’ Compensation if you have difficulties working with your doctor’s instructions or restrictions.
  • Request an updated work status from the doctor after every visit and email to workcomp@tulane.edu or fax to 504-865-6796.
  • Schedule your follow-up appointment before leaving the doctor’s office and notify Workers’ Compensation of your next appointment.
  • You must not miss any doctor’s appointment or any diagnostic treatment. Missing an appointment or treatment may jeopardize your Workers’ Compensation benefits.
  • Continue to treat with the doctor until you are returned to full duty and discharged from care. Request an updated work status from the doctor and provide a copy to Workers’ Compensation by email at workcomp@tulane.edu or fax to 504-862-8766.
When Placed Out of Work
  • You are entitled to weekly indemnity benefits if the injury prevents the employee from returning to work for more than seven calendar days. The employee will start accruing benefits on the 8th day. The first installment of benefits payable shall become due on the fourteenth day after Workers' Compensation and the insurance company (Broadspire) has knowledge of the injury.
  • You will receive indemnity benefits in the amount of sixty-six and two-thirds (66 ⅔) percent of the employee’s average weekly wage, subject to a maximum/minimum benefit amount set by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration.
  • You must not miss any doctor's appointment or any diagnostic treatment. Missing an appointment or treatment may jeopardize your Workers' Compensation benefits.
  • You are strongly encouraged to stay in contact with your Supervisor.
  • If your doctor has determined that you are medically disabled and unable to perform your job for a period of five (5) days or more, you are required to apply for a University leave. The reason for this is that some leaves give you certain rights not covered by a workers' compensation claim, like job protection under the Family and Medical Leave. To apply for a leave, contact the Workforce Management Leave Coordinator, Bunnie Sylve at 504-247-1717 or bsylve2@tulane.edu.
  • You must request a return to work slip from your doctor in order to return back to work. Provide a copy to Workers’ Compensation at workcomp@tulane.edu or fax to 504-862-8766.
  • Are you currently enrolled in medical, dental, or vision benefits? If so, you will receive information by regular mail on how to continue benefits from a company called WageWorks, the company that manages benefit payments for employees on workers' compensation at Tulane. If you have not received information on how to pay for your benefits from Wageworks after being out of work for more than 14 days, or if you have any questions regarding the payment options, contact WageWorks at 1-877-924-3967.