All University employees are covered by Iowa Workers' Compensation. The purpose of workers' compensation is to reimburse employees and/or dependents for job-related injuries including medical expenses and a percentage of lost wages.
Employees are required to report any injury on the job, regardless of how minor it may be, to their supervisor. An Employer's First Report of Injury form should be completed and submitted to the Benefits Section, Personnel Office, within 3 working days of the injury. Any medical charges associated with the injury should also be directed to the Benefits Section for payment.