Regardless of the nature or severity, all injuries incurred on the job must be reported to the employee's supervisor immediately. Any employee who fails to report an injury during the shift in which the injury occurred will be subject to disciplinary action. The injured employee’s supervisor should complete an accident report and forward it to the Health Center within 24 hours of the incident. The Health Center fax number is 765-285-1103. The accident report may be printed from the BSU website and found under Employee Relations Forms, titled as Worker’s Comp First Report.
The University Health Center provides and/or directs all medical care for employees injured on the job. The Health Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Employees injured outside of Health Center hours who are in need of immediate medical treatment but whose injuries are not so severe as to warrant Emergency Room treatment should be referred to the U.S. HealthWorks medical clinic on 4125 W. Clara Lane. U.S. HealthWorks hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Another option which is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week is MedExpress located at 1313 W. McGalliard (intersection of Wheeling and W. McGalliard).
After U.S. HealthWorks/MedExpress’s hours or because of the severity of the injury, IU Health’s Ball Memorial Hospital Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day every day.
In emergency situations immediately following an on-the-job injury, emergency care is covered by Worker's Compensation. However, the University retains the right to direct medical treatment, and after the ER visit the injured employee must seek follow-up treatment at the University Health Center the next day the Health Center is open. Non-emergency treatment not requested and authorized by the University is not covered by worker’s compensation.
If an employee is injured while on authorized travel outside the Ball State area, he/she may obtain emergency treatment as needed, but should contact the University as soon as possible to discuss the situation.
An injured employee who is sent home by a University physician will be paid for the remainder of the workday on a one time basis per injury. Worker’s compensation temporary total disability (TTD) benefits begin on the 8th calendar day of disability and the benefit is typically 2/3 of an employee’s average weekly wage (AWW) at the time of injury.
For injuries on the job that result in a personal serious health condition, the University will count worker's compensation absences against the employee's leave under the FMLA.
Questions regarding this policy should be referred to Employee Relations at 765-285-1823.