The mission of the Workers Compensation department is to provide administrative services to Ohio University employees who have had an occupational injury or disease.
One of the primary departmental functions is to provide a means of obtaining prompt medical treatment and compensation for occupational injuries and disease,and ultimately return the worker to work as soon as possible, within physician stated limitations, and the worker to a life style enjoyed prior to the injury.
The Workers Compensation system is governed by a number of different sources of Ohio law and they are Ohio Revised Code Chapters 4121, 4123 and the Ohio Administrative Code Chapters 4121, 4123 and 4125. The participation in the program is dependent on primary definitions located in the Ohio Revised Code, Injuries, Section 4123(c), and Ohio Revised Code, Occupational Disease, Section 4123.68 or 4123.01(F).
The Workers Compensation department is committed to help all Ohio University employees process all Workers Compensation information to the appropriate departments/agencies for timely claim processing.
Self-Insured Injury Packet Now Available:
The self-insured injury reporting packet is now available online for your convenience. To access, click here.
Workers’ Compensation Department Announces New Rx Medication Benefit:
The Ohio University Workers’ Compensation (OUWC) Department has partnered with Modern Medical to manage Ohio University’s workers’ compensation prescription medication plan. If you are injured at work and the injury is such that you are prescribed medication, you or your supervisor should obtain an injury packet from your supervisor or your department manager.
The Instant Access Card in the injury packet will allow you to obtain the initial prescription medications needed for your workers’ compensation injury with no out-of-pocket expense. The Instant Access Card is for a one time use to receive your medications. Use of this card is only for your workers’ compensation injury. If your workers’ compensation claim is certified, you will receive a retail drug card in the mail to present to the pharmacy when filling other prescriptions related to your workers’ compensation claim.