Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a type of insurance covering employees for injuries or illnesses sustained during the course of performing job duties. Workers’ compensation benefits include, but are not limited to, lost wages, payment of medical bills, and prescriptions. To report an injury, please use the link below and follow the instructions.

Reporting a Work-Related Injury or Illness

Report work-related injuries and illnesses, regardless of whether medical treatment is required, to Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) within three (3) days of the incident. Prompt reporting ensures that the injured person receives the medical treatment and benefits entitled to them. To report an injury or illness:

  1. Notify your supervisor of the injury or exposure
  2. Complete the appropriate first report of injury form:
    1. Faculty or staff should complete the following form:
      1. Employee First Report of Injury (PDF) or (Online Form)
    2. Faculty or staff working outside of Maryland should complete the following form:
      1. Out of State Employee First Report of Injury.
    3. Volunteers should complete the following form:
      1. Volunteer First Report of Injury (Online Form)
  3. If seeking medical treatment, print a copy of the injury report and take it with you to document notification to EHS.

Supervisor investigation report and accident witness(s) statement
The following forms should be completed by the injured person's supervisor and witness(s) to the event:

Note: If the PDF form is used, you must fax a completed copy to the attention of EHS Risk Management at 410-706-8212.

Medical Treatment

  • Employees or volunteers covered under Maryland's workers’ compensation system may seek treatment from a health care provider of their choice.
  • For an injury or illness requiring emergency care, dial 711 from a campus phone or 911 from an off-campus phone and request emergency transportation.

This information is only for the use of University of Maryland employees and volunteers. If you are a student requiring medical care, please navigate to the following site: www.umaryland.edu/studenthealth/urgent-needs/

Procedures to Receive Medical Treatment on Campus

University of Maryland Urgent Care   Address: 105 Penn Street   Phone: 410-328-1660

https://www.umms.org/ummc/locations/university-maryland-urgent-care

This facility does not accept patients with bloodborne pathogen exposures (BBPE). If you experienced a BBPE then proceed directly to UMaryland Immediate Care Center.    

Business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

  1. For non-life-threatening injuries, proceed directly to University of Maryland Urgent Care. No appointment is necessary. 
  2. Take a copy of the first report of injury form with you to ensure you are not billed for the visit and the provider is aware the injury is covered by workers’ compensation. The forms are in the reporting section of this page.
  3. You should use Urgent Care for sprains or injuries requiring stitches or an x-ray. 

UMaryland Immediate Care Center   Address: 408 W. Lombard Street   Phone: 667-214-1899

https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/familymedicine/Employee-Health-at-UMIC/

Business hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 

  1. For non-emergency care, proceed directly to UMaryland Immediate Care Center. No appointment is necessary.
  2. Take a copy of the first report of injury form with you to ensure you are not billed for the visit. The forms are in the reporting section of this page.
  3. You should use Immediate Care for bloodborne pathogen exposures, biological exposures, animal bites, insect bites, or tetanus vaccine.  

After hours  (Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., weekends and holidays)

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure 

  1. Proceed directly to the UMMC Emergency Room, your personal physician, or a local hospital.

Out-of-state medical treatment

If you work outside Maryland, complete the out-of-state first report of injury form provided below. Advise the health care provider that you are seeking treatment for a workers' compensation claim and provide them with the carrier's name referenced on the first report of injury form.

Prescriptions

Procedures to Obtain Prescription Medication at No Cost

The pharmacy benefits manager, Express Scripts, pre-authorizes prescriptions for treatment of a work-related injury with no out of pocket cost to the employee. The pharmacy provides generic medications unless the employee’s doctor specifically requests a name brand. There is a list of participating pharmacies provided on the temporary ID card.

For biological or bloodborne pathogen exposures:

1. Complete the first fill temporary prescription ID card with personal information (PDF)

2. Group number IWIEXP

3. ID# is the 7-digit IWIF/Chesapeake claim number or the employee’s SSN

4. Please allow three (3) hours for processing before picking up the medication from the pharmacy.

5. Any questions should be referred to Express Scripts Patient Care Contact Center 800-945-5951.

For all other injuries or illnesses:

1. Complete the temporary prescription ID card with personal information.(PDF)

2. Group number IWI01700

3. ID# is the 7-digit IWIF/Chesapeake claim number or the employee’s SSN

4. Please allow twenty-four (24) hours for processing before picking up the medication from the pharmacy.

5. Any questions should be referred to Express Scripts Patient Care Contact Center 800-945-5951.

Note: There are processing steps included on the temporary ID forms to make it easier for the pharmacist to input the prescription for approval.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accident Leave

Accident leave is a paid benefit provided to regular status employees who suffer compensable work-related injuries in lieu of using accrued leave.

  • Employees in a regular status, who are benefit eligible and work 50% FTE are eligible for accident leave.
  • The accident leave rate is two-thirds of the employee’s gross annual salary and is subject to only FICA tax. There are no other federal or state tax withholdings. Overtime is not calculated into the accident leave rate.
  • Accident leave eligibility begins on the first full day missed from work and expires six months (6) from the injury date. Since Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law mandates reduced pay, an employee cannot supplement the loss of 1/3 pay with accrued leave.
  • Regardless if accident leave is immediately used or not, eligibility expires six months (6) from the date of injury.
  • Approval is required for accident leave. For approval, the employee must supply EHS and their department with medical documentation from one of the following:
    1. Treating physician who opines the employee is unable to work or can only work in a limited duty capacity as a result of the work injury; or
    2. Medical facility stating the date and time of treatment rendered to the employee.
  • Payment of accident leave occurs when regular employees are completely off work, working partial days or when regular employees need to leave early or arrive late to attend a doctor’s appointment; this includes physical therapy appointments.

The accident leave policy can be found on the HRS website http://www.umaryland.edu/policies-and-procedures/library/human-resources/policies/.