The University of California strives to provide a safe working environment for all employees and to minimize the adverse impact of work-related injuries. Workers' Compensation is a state mandated benefit for employees with work-related injuries and illness, awarded without regard to who is at fault. California's Workers' Compensation laws are intended to ensure that employees receive prompt medical treatment, among other benefits, when they are injured on-the-job. Under Workers' Compensation, an injury must meet the test of both arising out of employment and occurring during the course of employment to be compensable. The objective of the Workers’ Compensation Program is to assist in your quick recovery and return to work.
FORMS AND INFORMATION
• Employee’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation
• Supervisor’s Guide to Workers’ Compensation
• Medical Treatment Facilities
• Notice to Employees (Injuries Caused by Work): English, Spanish
• Time of Hire Pamphlet & Predesignation of Personal Physician: English, Spanish
• Volunteer Registration Form
Workers' Compensation Program Analyst
Nini Furst | (951) 827-4207 | Fax: (951) 827-3202
Director of Risk Management
Ingrid Fahr | (951) 827-8224 | Fax: (951) 827-3202
Report all Employee Injuries with EFR
Employer's First Report (EFR) is an online incident management application that allows UC supervisors, administrators and department representatives to submit, monitor and report initial injury causes, as well as verify corrective actions taken to reduce the likelihood of recurrence.
If you have questions or require assistance with completing EFR, please contact the Workers' Compensation office or call (951) 827-5528.
Anyone can report a work related injury or illness using EFR: supervisors, co-workers, and individuals.
Tutorials Provided by Risk & Safety Solutions
View the Getting Started: Injury Reporting Training
View the Getting Started: Employer Investigation Training
View the Getting Started: Preventative Actions Training
View the EFR for Supervisors Video
Medical Treatment Facilities
In case of Emergency or Life-Threatening Injuries
Riverside Community Hospital
4445 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
Hours: 24-Hour Emergency Care
For all other Work Related Injuries or Illness
Kaiser on the Job
|Moreno Valley Office
Heacock Medical Offices
12815 Heacock Street
Module 1B, 1st Floor
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
(Monday – Friday)
|After Hours Care
Kaiser Urgent Care
Park Sierra Medical Offices
10800 Magnolia Avenue,
Riverside, CA 92505
Hours: 8:30AM to 10:00PM
(7 days a week)
Riverside Medical Clinic Occupational Medicine
Moreno Valley Clinic
Parkview Occupational Medicine
9041 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 107
Riverside, CA 92503
Hours: Weekdays: 8:00AM to 9:00PM
Weekends: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
After Hours Call: (951) 351-7726
Central Occupational Medicine Providers (COMP)
4300 Central Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transportation can be requested by calling this facility in advance.
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Types of Injuries and Illnesses
- Specific Incident
A single injury to one or more parts of the body resulting from a specific incident. Examples are injuries resulting from a “slip and fall,” a broken glass beaker, or lifting a heavy object.
- Cumulative Injury
An injury resulting from repetitive traumatic activities over a period of time. Examples are loss of hearing from loud work-related noises or overuse syndrome from repetitive use of a keyboard.
- Occupational Disease
Diseases that result over time that are directly related to a person’s work, such as asbestosis, which results from an employee’s long term exposure to asbestos.
- Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Condition
If employment aggravates a pre-existing condition, the employer could be liable for proportion due to the aggravation.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Specific benefits are individually determined based on a range of factors. Generally, injured employees are eligible for the following types of benefits:
- Medical Care
Doctor visits, hospital services, physical therapy, lab tests, x-rays, and medicines that are reasonably necessary to treat the injury. For injuries occurring on or after 1/01/2004, there is a limit on some medical services.
- Temporary Disability Compensation
Temporary disability payments are provided to injured employees to supplement their lost wages (temporary disability payments may also be referred to as workers' compensation payments).
- Permanent Disability Compensation
Permanent disability compensation is provided when there is a permanent disability.
- Death Benefits
Compensation is provided to the surviving dependents in the event of death.
Sedgwick CMS has a contract with the University of California to provide the services of a third party administrator for the University’s workers’ compensation self-insurance program. Sedgwick CMS responsibilities include:
- Investigating all claims to determine if, legally, they should be accepted or denied
- Ensuring effective medical care and prompt payment of bills
- Providing prompt delivery of benefits on compensable claims
- Consulting with the Workers’ Compensation Office for claims management and early intervention planning
- Calculating the amount of reserved funds needed for each claim
- Defending the University’s position on questionable or litigated claims
P.O. Box 14533
Lexington, KY 40512-4533
Phone: (877) 682-7778
Fax: (916) 788-9990
Cost Allocation Program
The Cost Allocation Program takes a two-pronged approach. The first prong will apply a rate per $100 of payroll uniformly to all fund sources. This uniform rate will be reevaluated on an annual basis and adjusted, if required.
The second prong will assess an Incident /Claim Fee of $5,000 per qualifying incident/claim.