|ACORD Form link (first report of injury form in PDF format)|
NEWS AND EVENTS
The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Division is two-fold. First, for the employee who sustains an on-the-job injury, it establishes a liaison between the manager, the physician and the insurance carrier. This includes a claim of injury, assisting with health care appointments, filing insurance reports and attending hearings and informal conferences. Assistance is also provided when returning the employee to transitional duty assignments post-injury.
The State Accident Fund is the insurance carrier which provides the Workers' Compensation Insurance. A pre-requisite for insurance coverage is a "First Report of Injury". Procedures for reporting on-the-job injuries have been established by the departments and divisions of the Medical University of South Carolina. Refer to the Department Policy Manual for the injury reporting procedure.
Secondly, the Division manages the contract with the health care providers for employee health services. This includes post-injury examinations, OSHA and other required physical examinations and provides medical care and/or referral to other health care providers for the injured employee.