The Workers' Compensation Program for East Carolina University is administered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety in accordance with the provisions of the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act, the North Carolina Industrial Commission Rules and Regulations, and the
North Carolina State Government Workers Compensation Handbook
. A Workers' Compensation Manager has been designated in the Office of Environmental health and Safety to be responsible for the effectiveness of processing and monitoring the workers' compensation claims. The University is responsible for accepting employer liability for the State and paying claims. It is the intent of East Carolina University to provide uniform and consistent application of the rules and regulations to be followed in processing workers' compensation claims and also ensure entitled benefits are provided to all affected employees. The program is periodically reviewed by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the program and recommend changes to achieve optimum results. Our third-party administrator that reviews all claims for compensability is
If a student is injured while conducting assignments or other general duties on campus (classroom, laboratory, etc.) then the student should contact Student Health for medical attention or 9-1-1 if life-threatening injury. They should also complete the
Student Statement of Injury Form
to ensure documentation of the incident.
Leave Options Form
If you choose Option 3 from the "Leave Options Form", regarding using leave time after the seven day waiting period, review the "Supplemental Leave Schedule" provided below. It explains how much time can be used to supplement workers' compensation weekly benefits. If you have any questions contact the WCM at 328-6166.
Supplemental Leave Schedule
Vacation, sick leave and longevity pay will continue while the employee is out on Workers' Compensation. Any performance increases from legislature will be awarded to employee's salary upon reinstatement.
There 3 scenarios in which an employee on WC leave may return to work:
Questions regarding workers' compensation claims should be directed to the Workers' Compensation Manager with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 252-328-6166.
If questions are not answered to your satisfaction, you may call the
North Carolina Industrial Commission
at 1-800-688-8349 or 919-733-0345. Assistance is available to unrepresented claimants, employers, and other parties to enable them to protect their rights. In addition, the North Carolina Industrial Commission (
WC Information Specialist
, formerly Ombudsman Section) can answer questions pertaining to all aspects of Workers' Compensation.