All employees must immediately report on-the-job injuries, regardless of how minor, to their supervisor. For non-emergency treatment, injured employees can be seen at Employee Health Services (EHS) or one of the physicians on Temple University’s Workers’ Compensation Panel. If an injury occurs after office hours or if the injury is severe, the employee should seek medical attention at the nearest emergency department.
For needle sticks or other sharps injuries involving possible exposure to blood or body fluids at the Health Science Campus, employees should report to Occupational Health Services in the basement of Temple University Hospital, Rock Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
At EHS, the objective of the workers’ compensation visit is to first assess and treat on-the-job injuries and then to determine what work restrictions, if any, would be required during treatment of the injury. The process may also involve referral to other medical specialists as needed.
If you have an on-the-job injury, you should immediately report the incident to your supervisor. Next, complete a Workers’ Compensation Incident Report Form, review your rights and responsibilities on the reverse side of the form and then report to EHS for treatment. If your supervisor is not available, Workers’ Compensation Incident Reports are available at EHS or from the Workers’ Compensation Department.
Please visit the Workers’ Compensation Department’s website for more information regarding workers’ compensation policies and procedures at Temple University.