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Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s Compensation insurance is no fault insurance, which provides wage loss and medical benefits to workers with a job-related injury or disease and protects employers from certain civil liabilities. Nearly every working Idahoan is protected by worker’s compensation insurance, as state law requires most employers to have worker’s compensation insurance.

IN EVENT OF AN INJURY

Life or Limb Threatening, call 911. Employee should be sent directly by ambulance to nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention. Contact Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911 to let them know emergency personnel is on their way to transport the injured employee.

Non-life threatening but requires medical attention. Employee should be transported by university vehicle to University Health Services (UHS) or St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinic. If a university vehicle is not readily available, employee should be transported by personal automobile to UHS or St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinic. If assistance is needed, please contact Department of Public Safety at (208) 426-6911.

*Both scenarios: Employee needs to notify their emergency contact to let them know they’ve been injured in an accident.

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN INJURY

If the injury is not life or limb threatening, the employee should

  • Notify your supervisor immediately
  • Seek medical treatment as necessary and as soon as possible
    • Boise State University’s Worker’s Compensation Preferred Medical Service Providers are University Health Services and St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinics. Employees with worker’s compensation injuries/illnesses should go to University Health Services or St. Luke’s Occupational Health Clinics for medical treatment. For more information refer to Boise State Worker’s Compensation flowchart and Preferred Provider Maps
  • Complete all required documentation
  • Abide by any work restrictions and avoid activities that will interfere with the recovery process
  • Keep your supervisor informed of your progress and limitations

As soon as possible, all University employees are required to notify their immediate supervisor whenever they have a work injury or employment caused illness.

 SUPERVISORS

  • Conduct investigation and take corrective action
  • Report injury within 48 hours, regardless of whether medical attention was needed or not. Go to Dakota WC reporting portal, Select “Worker Compensation” from the drop-down menu, then fill out the Supervisor’s Accident Report.

Once the Supervisor’s Accident Report, University Risk Management will forward the claim to the Idaho State Insurance Fund who will then investigate the incident and begin the process of determining compensability and managing the claim from its inception to its conclusion. Any questions regarding a specific claim should be directed to Risk Management or the assigned adjuster at the Idaho State Insurance Fund.

For more information or any questions about the University’s worker’s compensation coverage should be directed to Kip McBean, Risk Manager at (208) 426-3636 or via email