Workers’ Compensation

In the event of a workplace injury, all UNI employees are
covered by Iowa Workers' Compensation which pays medical
and indemnity benefits for employees injured on the job.
UNI Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation


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Forms and Resources
Worker’s Comp Benefit Election Form (PDF)
Employee’s Guide (PDF)
Supervisor’s Guide (PDF)
Supervisor’s Checklist (PDF)
First Report of Injury of Illness Form (Word)
Mileage Reimbursement (Word)
Occupational Health Map and Pre-Authorization (PDF)

Nurse On-Call For Work Related Injuries (PDF)
Heat Related Illness (PDF)
Preventing Dehydration in the Workplace (PDF) Winter Slips, Trips and Falls Safety Tips (PDF)
 



Quick Tips
Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, regardless of how minor the injury.

If treatment is necessary, Occupational Health is the designated provider for UNI.

Make sure a workers’ compensation claim is not filed with your health insurance.

If you have any questions regarding your workers compensation claim, contact workcomp@uni.edu, or call 273-6164.

 


Description of Workers' Compensation

The University is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for faculty, staff, and visitors. In the event of a workplace injury, all UNI employees are covered by Iowa Workers' Compensation which pays medical and indemnity benefits for employees injured on the job. UNI pays the entire cost of the program.

Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may be. The supervisor will complete the Employer's First Report of Injury Form and return it to workcomp@uni.edu.

If treatment is necessary, Occupational Health at Arrowhead Medical Center or Kimball Ridge Center is the designated provider for UNI. When seeking treatment, Occupational Health should be notified that the claim is for a work injury and will be paid by UNI. To do this, the supervisor completes the Pre-authorization form and sends it with the employee to Occupational Health (see Supervisor’s Checklist). The claim should not be filed with the staff member's health insurance carrier.

For more detailed information regarding Iowa Code for Workers’ Compensation benefits, please visit Iowa Workforce Development.

Injury Prevention & Return to Work

Preventing work place injuries is critical in maintaining a safe working environment. Even in the safest working environments, injuries may still occur.

Safety Stretches are encouraged three times a day to warm-up for work and help prevent injury.

Winter safety tips and resources are available through UNI Environmental Health and Safety.


























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Date Updated:March 5, 2014