What is Worker's Compensation?
If you are injured or become ill because of your job, you may be entitled to Workers' Compensation Benefits. The Workers' Compensation Program at California State University, Maritime Academy will pay the cost of all (reasonable) medical and hospital bills necessary to treat you for a work-related injury. An injury or illness can be caused by an event such as a slip and fall or by repeated exposure over time, such as repetitive keyboarding.
As a means of a continuous improvement strategy, all incidents, regardless of magnitude, are to be immediately reported to Department leadership as well as the Department of Safety and Risk Management. An incident is defined as any unsafe behavior or condition, any property damage, any spill to the environment, a self-treated first aid, a self-transported medical treatment or serious event requiring emergency services.
Anytime a safety incident occurs, Prompt Reporting is CRITICAL to:
- Ensure any/all injured persons are cared for properly.
- Identify the system failure and improve components. (Process management and training elements)
- Lessons Learned: Prevent similar events from reoccurring.
- Satisfy all compliance recordkeeping
NOTE: The University will not be responsible for payment of workers' compensation benefits for an injury that occurs from your voluntary participation in any off duty, recreational, social or athletic activity that is not part of your regular work duties.
Please complete "Employee" Section and returmn in person to Human Resources
Please complete within 24 hours after an injury/illness occurs
All injuries/illnesses must be reported. Supervisors must complete this report IMMEDIATELY UPON NOTIFICATION of an on-the-job injury/illness.