The Workers’ Compensation program provides benefits to any employee who suffers disability through accident or occupational disease arising out of, and in the course of, his or her employment, according to the provisions of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. This act applies to all University Employees, whether full-time, part-time, or temporary.
Employees are required to notify their supervisor immediately of any job-related injury or illness (including near misses). If the injured employee is unable to do so, then a fellow employee should notify the supervisor.
Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the employee receives prompt treatment. For incidents that occur on-campus, employees should go to the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic, or the UNC emergency room for life-threatening injuries or those that occur after hours. For incidents that occur off-campus, employees should go to the nearest urgent care center, or the nearest emergency room for life-threatening injuries. In addition, supervisors should complete the required incident forms and submit those forms to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS).