Workers' Compensation Filing Information
IF A JOB INJURY OR DISEASE OCCURS:
Walla Walla University is subject to Washington industrial insurance laws and has been approved by the state to cover its own workers' compensation benefits. Self insured employers must provide all benefits required by the laws. The Department of Labor and Industries regulates your employer's compliance with these laws. If you become injured on the job or develop an occupational disease, you will be entitled to industrial insurance benefits. Your
claim will be handled and your benefits paid by your employer.
IN CASE OF INJURY OR DISEASE:
REPORT YOUR INJURY OR DISEASE to your supervisor.
Your employer will provide you with a “Self Insured Accident Report” (SIF-2). You must complete this form with your employer if you seek medical treatment.
GET MEDICAL CARE - You have the right to go to the doctor of your choice.
Complete a “Physician's Initial Report” form at your doctor's office. Have your doctor mail this form to your employer's claims administration address listed below. The claims administrator will evaluate your claim for benefits. All medical bills that result from an allowable on the job injury or occupational disease will be paid by your employer. You maybe entitled to wage replacement or other benefits. Your employer will explain this to you.
Your employer cannot deny you the right to file a claim, and your employer cannot penalize you or discriminate against you for filing a claim. Every worker is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for any injury or illness which results from his/her job.
Any false claim filed by a worker may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact your employer's representative (at the claims administration address or phone number below), or call the Department of Labor and Industries, Self Insurance Section (360) 902-6901.
Report Your Injury to:
Your Supervisor first, then to Human Resources, 509-527-2820, within 24 hours if possible.
Claims Administration Address:
Walla Walla University
c/o Sedgwick CMS/Portland, Oregon
PO Box Lexington, KY 40512-4514
Phone: 503-412-3900 or 800-906-3147
Last update on July 10, 2009