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Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that all FAQ's are based on the University's 2608.x policy series. See individual FAQ's for notes regarding members of Collective Bargaining Agreements.

FAQ 001 Where should an employee go to get medical attention for a work-related injury?
FAQ 002 How is an initial Workers' Compensation claim filed?
FAQ 003 When can the employee return to work?
FAQ 004 I've received a completed Medical Evaluation form indicating that the injured employee may return to work with no restrictions. Is there anything else I need to do?
FAQ 005 I've received a completed Medical Evaluation form that indicates that the injured employee may return to work with certain restrictions. How do I make these arrangements? What else do I need to do?
FAQ 006 I have an employee who has been allowed to return to work with certain restrictions. How do I know when the employee is cleared to go back to work without restrictions?
FAQ 007 I've received a completed Medical Evaluation form that indicates that the injured employee may return to work with certain restrictions. Unfortunately, our department would have difficulty in accommodating these restrictions. How should this be handled?
FAQ 008 I've received a completed Medical Evaluation form that indicates that the injured employee cannot return to work at this time. How should this be handled?
FAQ 009 I have an employee who will need to be placed on a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence. What resources are available to answer their questions regarding benefits continuation?
FAQ 010 I have an employee who has been placed on a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence. How do I know when the employee is cleared to return to work?
FAQ 011 I have an employee who is returning from a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence. How should this be handled?
FAQ 012 I have an employee who may not be returning from a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence for some time. Can my department hire a replacement?
FAQ 013 How do I get approval to hire a regular, on-going replacement for an employee out on a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence
FAQ 014 What should be done with the payroll record of an employee on a Workers' Compensation Leave of Absence for whom a regular, on-going replacement has been hired--or who will otherwise not be returning to their original department?
FAQ 015 What if I have a question not answered here?


Questions about Workers' Compensation?
Phone: 215.898.1338

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