Job Accidents & Injuries

Workers' Compensation Insurance and Benefit Procedures

Workers' Compensation insurance is provided for each employee in accordance with the Worker's Compensation laws of the State of Missouri for accidental injury and occupational disease arising out of and/or in the course of employment. Full details regarding Workman's Compensation Insurance and and policies can be found in the Staff Policy Handbook: Section IV.

Procedures

All accidents, including those that do not require treatment by a doctor and/or hospital, must be reported to the department director, chair, or supervisor. The department director, chair or supervisor is required to complete a Drury University Employee's Report of Injury setting forth the time, place and nature of the accident/injury, and the name and address of the person injured. This report must be provided to Human Resources within 24 hours.

The Human Resources Department will prepare and process the information with the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation. Timely reporting is critical, because claims can be denied if accidents and injuries are not reported to the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation within the required time frame of 30 days.

Drury University's insurance carrier, as required by the Workers' Compensation law, provides compensation. If an employee requires transportation to the medical provider, an ambulance is required. Arrangements must be coordinated with Drury University's Security and Safety office for accidents and injuries on the Springfield Campus.

Approved provider information is maintained and distributed by the Human Resources Department. The Panther Clinic should not be used for treatment.