The Workers' Compensation Program for East Carolina University is administered by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Workers' Compensation benefits are available to any full-time, part-time, or temporary employee, including student workers, that suffer an accidental injury or contracts an occupational disease within the definitions of the Worker's Compensation Act. Workers' Compensation cases which exceed certain monetary or time limits are transferred to Key Risk, the NC third party administrator.
If you are hurt on the job at ECU follow these procedures:
- If there is a life-threatening emergency or serious injury, seek medical assistance immediately, then complete the steps below.
- If the injury is not life-threatening, then complete the following steps first and a medical evaluation will be set up for you if required.
- Report the injury or illness to your supervisor.
- Report the injury or illness to Environmental Health and Safety by call 328-6166 and asking for the Workers' Compensation Manager.
- Fill out the following forms. The forms can be downloaded or a hard copy will be provided by EH&S. If you need assistance completing the forms, contact EH&S.
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. They should also complete the Student Statement of Injury Form to ensure documentation of the incident.