Worker's Compensation

All Radford University employees are eligible to receive compensation for lost wages and medical benefits under the Virginia Worker’s Compensation Act for a work-related injury/illness.

Employees must report the injury/illness to their supervisor as soon as possible after the incident occurs. In addition, employees must keep the supervisor informed of any doctor appointments, treatments or absences relating to the workers compensation claim. Even if the employee does not seek medical treatment or thinks the injury is insignificant he/she is required to report the injury/illness to the supervisor as soon as possible.

Supervisors must complete the Employer's Accident Report (EAR) [PDF] within 24 hours of a report of injury/illness.  Supervisors should refer to the supervisor’s checklist [PDF] as well as the instructions for completing the EAR form [PDF] for assistance.  Do not delay obtaining medical assistance for the injured employee in order to complete the EAR.  Even if the reported injury is minor and immediate medical treatment is not required the supervisor must report the injury/illness by completing the EAR and submitting the documents to Human Resources.

You may fax the completed form to Human Resources at 540-831-6278, send the form via campus mail to Box 6889, or hand carry the completed form to the HR office at 314B Tyler Avenue. Departments/offices not located on the Radford main campus should fax the completed form and may follow-up by mailing the original form to: Human Resources, Radford University, P.O. Box 6889, Radford, VA, 24142

Note:  Do not email the completed form due to the sensitive information.

The following documents should be completed as soon as possible after submission of the EAR.

Additional Worker's Compensation Forms:

The Worker's Compensation Fact Sheet [PDF] provides additional information for full time employees and the Worker's Compensation Fact Sheet for Wage/Part-Time Employees [PDF] provides additional information for wage and part-time employees. If you have questions, concerns or need assistance, please contact your HR Benefits Team at 540-831-5008 or benefits@radford.edu.