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WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Employees who incur work related injuries or illnesses are eligible to receive medical treatment through the New Jersey Worker's Compensation Program. Under this program the employee's initial medical treatment is scheduled through the main campus Wellness Center- Winans Hall or the SOM campus HR- bldg. #40, and coordinated by Horizon Casualty Services; a managed care service contracted by the state of New Jersey.
There are no out-of-pocket expenses for the medical services authorized by Horizon Casualty Services. Unauthorized medical expenses elected by the employee shall, however, become the sole responsibility of the employee. The procedures for obtaining treatment for work related injuries or illnesses are provided in the following section. It is important to read and follow the procedures as outlined to ensure prompt medical treatment.
PROCEDURES FOR RECEIVING TREATMENT AND REPORTING YOUR INJURY/ILLNESS
When either your life or limb is threatened, seek care immediately.
Step 1: You should contact the EMS at Rowan Police by dialing extension 911 from any main campus phone, off campus 856-256-4922. SOM campus employees dial 77725, off campus 856-256-4922
Step 2: Notify your immediate supervisor of injury or crisis, as soon as possible.
Step 3: You must complete 2 forms (1) Employer's First Report of Accidental Injury or Occupational Disease Form and (2) Statement of Accident/Injury/Occurrence Form. These forms are located at the Wellness Center (main campus), Human Resources (SOM campus). Your injury must be reported to Human Resources within 24 hours. If you feel that you need additional medical treatment, you will be referred to a Worker's Compensation Primary Care Physician (PCP), Life Care Occupational.
Step 4: Follow remaining steps for non-emergency situations as outlined in this policy.
Please be aware that you are responsible for reporting your injury to the Wellness Center or Human Resources and your supervisor as soon as possible.
Step 1: Report your injury or illness to your supervisor immediately. If you are unsure of your course of action you may contact an Employee Response Team Member by coming to the Wellness Center or contact them at 856-256-4333. SOM campus employees may contact HR at 856-566-6162.
Step 2: You must complete 2 forms (1) Employer's First Report of Accidental Injury or Occupational Disease Form and (2) Statement of Accident/Injury/Occurrence Form. Your injury must be reported to Human Resources within 24 hours. These forms are located at the Wellness Center-main campus, Human Resources- SOM campus. If you feel that you need medical treatment, you will be referred to a Worker's Compensation Primary Care Physician (PCP).
Step 3: Visit your assigned Horizon Casualty Services PCP. Your PCP will carefully examine you and treat your injury/illness. The doctor will coordinate all the medical care associated with your condition. If necessary, you will be referred by the PCP to a participating specialist.
Step 4: Following every doctor's visit, you are responsible for notifying the Human Resources and your supervisor on the status of your condition. Each time you see your treating physician you will receive a Patient Treatment and Referral Form or Treatment Restriction Report. This form should be submitted to Human Resources within 24 hours of receipt.
Step 5: A Horizon Casualty Services Case Manager will be assigned to you and will serve as your personal service representative. The Case Manager will contact you to address concerns regarding your medical care. They are also responsible for coordinating your treatment with the PCP and Human Resources to ensure your appropriate medical care and prompt return to work. If you are not contacted by a case manager within 2 days of your date of injury (excluding Saturday and Sunday) please contact Human Resources at 856-256-4134, SOM HR 856-566-6162.
Step 6: When you are released from the PCP you must report to Human Resources before reporting to your work site. You are required to bring medical documentation with you from the PCP releasing you to return to work.
Your Personal Case Manager In addition to a Worker's Compensation Primary Care Physician, injured employees are assigned a personal case manager. Each case manager is a Registered Nurse experienced in managing medical care and return-to-work plans for injured workers. He/she will serve as a personal service contact with Horizon Casualty Services to help facilitate your recovery. You may contact your case manager with any questions at 1-800-985-7777.
Personal Identification Card A Worker's Compensation identification card will be completed and issued to you when you complete the injury reports. This identification card must be presented when you obtain medical services or prescription drugs in connection with a job-related injury or illness. You are the only person authorized to use the ID card. Please keep the ID card with you at all times.
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