144.4 Workers' Compensation Insurance

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 02/24/2005
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 40 - Benefits
Originator: Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Current File: 144.4
Adoption Date: 08/22/2013
Reviewed for Currency: 08/22/2013
Replaces File: 144.4
Date of Origin: 09/29/1982
Classification: Human Resources
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144.4 Workers' Compensation Insurance


A. Background

Members of the faculty and staff share in university programs which insure members of the community, consistent with applicable laws and regulation, in the event of work-related injury, disability, and death.


B. Policy

Workers' Compensation Insurance is provided for on-the-job injuries as provided for by South Carolina state law and Furman policies (See File 815.1, "Family and Medical Leaves of Absence") and (See File 818.1, "Sick Leave: Support and Administrative Personnel").


C. Guidelines

1. On-the-job injuries should be reported immediately to the Human Resources Department. Failure to do so within twenty-four (24) hours after the accident may result in the loss of this benefit.

2. For an eligible on-the-job injury, South Carolina State Workers' Compensation Insurance provides payment of medical bills directly related to that injury, payment of a percent of wages and/or a death benefit. 

3. Furman University's policies for payment of wages to an employee while on medical leave for an injury are outlined in  File 815.1, "Family and Medical Leaves of Absence" and File 818.1, "Sick Leave".

4. Furman University pays the total cost for this coverage..