Human Resources

Workers Compensation

Alma College is concerned about employee safety and tries to ensure that the environment in which employees work is safe, healthful, and free of hazards.  Employees should report any unsafe conditions to their supervisor or by submitting a Work Order through Facilities Services.  

In the event that an injury has occurred, the employees should seek immediate medical assistance.  If the injury is life threatening, please call 9-1-1.  For non-urgent matters, employees should report to their supervisor before leaving the job site.

Workers’ Compensation is intended to protect employees against loss of income or when they are absent from work because of an on-the-job injury or illness.  It is essential that you report any/all job-related accidents immediately to your supervisor.  Failure to do so could result in loss of benefits.

A First Report of Injury Form should be completed by the employee (or by the supervisor on employee’s behalf) and submitted to the human Resources Office within 24 hours after the incident.  If there are questions about completing the form, please contact the Director of Human Resources.  

Any employee who becomes injured on the job may be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits.  Coverage is determined by a third party vendor in accordance with the Workers’ Compensation Act.  employees may be eligible for direct payment or reimbursement or medical expenses, other expenses associated with the work-related injury, benefits continuation and wage continuation (which is currently at 60% of regular wages.)  If an employee seeks medical attention for a workplace injury, the employee should always inform the medical provider that the injury is job-related.  

Alma College prohibits retaliation against any member of the community who in good faith reports unsafe or defective equipment, or any unsafe or hazardous conditions, or any work-related injury.  

 

Reporting Work-related Injuries

For emergency assistance, immediately dial 9-1-1.

For onsite assistance, contact the Alma College Campus Safety and Security Office. 

Alma College is responsible for reporting all work-related injuries.  We partner with a third-party vendor to handle case management:

  • Including wage reimbursement (60% of regular schedule wages)
  • Medical case management 
  • Medical expense and billing for each employee’s individual case.

Notify the Human Resources Office within 24 hours

Employees should notify the Human Resources Office within 24 hours about any work-related injury - even if you do not require medical attention.  A First Report of Injury is completed and submitted to Amanda Duval, Director of Human Resources.  The Human Resources Office will submit the documentation to the third-party vendor and supply the employee with a claim number and contact information.