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.  Contact the Benefits Office at 540-831-6110 or hr@radford.edu with any questions or if assistance is needed. 

For Supervisors

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-deliver 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.

For Employees

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 worker's 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. 

Forms

Supervisors must complete the Employer's Accident Report (EAR) within 24 hours of a report of injury/illness. 
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 the Benefits Office at 540-831-6110 or hr@radford.edu.