The Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act provides for disability and medical benefits
for an employee (including student employees) that suffers a work-related injury or
occupational illness. It is important for university employees and student employees
to know the procedure for reporting such injury or illness.
In the event that an employee should suffer a work-related injury or occupational
illness, the employee should:
Immediately report all work-related injuries or occupational to their supervisor,
no matter how minor the injury.
In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call University Police (814-732-2911)
for emergency medical services (EMS). The employee may seek treatment from any emergency
medical facility. However, after discharge the employee must follow up with one of
the medical providers on the Panel of Medical Providers List.
If the injury or illness is not a medical emergency, the employee must seek non-emergency
medical treatment from the Panel of Medical Providers. Failure to do so will result
in the employee being responsible for the medical bills incurred.
The employee is to complete the Incident Report form. The employee’s supervisor is
to complete the Supervisor’s Incident Report form, with the employees input, if possible.
These forms are to be submitted to the Office of Safety and Risk Management within
24 hours of the incident.
Only a completed Incident Report signed by the employee is accepted as the official
notification of injury or illness. In the event of an emergency, these forms can be
submitted after the incident is stabilized.
Failure to complete and submit the forms to the Office of Safety and Risk Managementmay result in the claim being denied and/or the employee benefits being delayed or
If you any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of Safety and Risk Managementat 814-732-2709.