Workers' Compensation Insurance Section 5.31 Dept: Human Resources Revised: January 19th, 2012

If, while on the job, you suffer an injury or illness requiring first aid or emergency medical care, notify your supervisor, if possible, and then report to the Biola Health Center to obtain treatment.  The Biola Health Center is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.  The center will either treat your injury or direct you to an authorized medical facility close to campus.  If you are injured when the Biola Health Center is closed, please go directly to St. Jude Heritage Medical Group.  For life threatening emergencies when the Biola Health Center is closed, call Campus Safety at 5111, and they will give directions to the paramedics.

Medical Facilities

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group

2720 N. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 130
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 449-6200
Map & Directions

Hours: 

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m - 10 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

After Hours: Go to St. Jude Medical Center ER, 101 East Valencia Mesa, Fullerton, CA 92835

(Patient must have a Medical Authorization form)

Healthfirst Medical Group—North

11817 E. Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
(562) 949-9328
Map & Directions

As soon as you are able you must come to Human Resources to complete the necessary Workers' Compensation forms.  Even if you did not miss any significant amount of work or incur any medical bills due to the injury, having documentation of the injury on file will facilitate the filing of a Workers’ Compensation claim should there be any complications from the injury at a later time.  The information provided will enable the university to review the circumstances surrounding the injury and act where possible to remove or lessen the risk of further related injuries.  Where a doctor determines that the injury requires time off work and/or a limitation of work activities, all documentation, including a release to return to work, should be submitted to Human Resources.  Employees returning to work should report to Human Resources prior to their work assignment.

Biola's workers' compensation insurance through Travelers Insurance pays all medical and hospital costs of most types of accidents and other injuries that are determined to be job related.  Workers' compensation insurance also pays two-thirds of your average wage, subject to minimums and maximums set by state legislature, if you miss more than three days of work.  If you are hospitalized or are disabled for more than 14 calendar days, your salary will be covered retroactively to the first workday missed.  You do not have to pay income or FICA (Social Security) taxes on this income.

Biola is part of First Health's Medical Provider Network (MPN).  An injured employee needs to go to one of the facilities listed above for their first appointment.  If the employee decides they do not want to continue treatment at either of the facilities, they are allowed to go to another doctor within the MPN.  To find a doctor within the MPN, please go to http://mywcinfo.com.  If an employee has pre-designated their own physician, he/she can still go to one of the facilities listed above for treatment.

For the initial workers' compensation doctor's visit, the injured employee will record the hours lost as regular time worked. Employees will need to use paid leave for subsequent visits that are scheduled during normal work hours. If an employee has run out of paid leave, he/she should attempt to schedule visits outside of normal work hours. If this is not possible, he/she may request an advance of sick leave from their supervisor and the Senior Director of Human Resources.