Workers' Compensation

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.

UCR Workers' Compensation covers the full range of employees at the University, including: faculty, staff, student employees, limited appointment employees, and registered volunteers


Report a Work Related Injury/Illness

Employees should report a occupational injury to their supervisor immediately and seek medical care when necessary.

Report an Injury using EFR (Employer's First Report of Injury) on R'Space or by clicking Report all work related injuries/illnesses within 48 hours.

Note:  If an accident results in an employee being hospitalized, other than for observation, for 24 hours or more, or a loss of a limb (amputation) or loss of life, notify the Workers’ Compensation Office and EH&S immediately at (951) 827-5528. EH&S must report these types of accidents to OSHA within 8 hours of the event.

Medical Treatment Facilities


Unless an employee has completed a Designation of Personal Physician form prior to the injury, an employee who needs medical treatment should be referred to one of the three Occupational Medical Treatment Facilities that are authorized to provide medical care to injured employees.

If you have completed a designation of Personal Physician prior to the injury, you may go to your designated physician or a Occupational Medical Treatment Facility.

Click here for a list of Occupational Medical Treatment Facilities.