All Wake Forest University employees are covered under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. Volunteers are also covered. In accordance with the Act, no compensation will be paid for the first seven (7) calendar days of disability resulting from a compensable injury. However, if the compensable injury results in a disability lasting more than 21 days, compensation will be paid from the date of disability.
All on-the-job injuries, regardless of severity, must be reported to, and recorded by, the employee’s supervisor immediately after the injury or as soon thereafter as practicable, by submitting a First Report of Incident (instructions) online to PMA Companies, the University’s Workers’ Compensation provider. All zeros should be entered as the injured employee’s Social Security Number. Please include Benefits@wfu.edu along with your email address to receive an email confirmation. Please call PMA Customer Service at 888-476-2669 if you need assistance in completing the online form.
The supervisor or the departmental representative must advise Human Resources (336-758-4700) and the Environmental Health and Safety Office (336-758-3427) of all on-the-job injuries. North Carolina law requires that these injuries be reported to the N.C. Industrial Commission within five (5) days.
An employee who reports an on-the-job injury, and seeks professional medical treatment resulting in his/her absence for the remainder of that work day or shift, will be paid as if he/she had worked the full day or shift at his/her regular rate of pay. On-going medical care requiring time away from work during regular work hours will be regarded as time worked. This medical care must be authorized by Human Resources and the employee must notify his/her supervisor of the treatment schedule.
For compensable injuries, the employee must provide his/her supervisor with a written medical permission to return to work. If there is any question about an employee’s ability to return to work, the situation must be reviewed by Human Resources.
If injured at work, the preferred treatment facility is:
Novant Health Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine
- 7811 North Point Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106
- Monday – Friday (7:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.)
- Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
- Sunday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
To better serve you and to make the most of your time, please schedule an appointment with a member of the Benefit’s Team at 336.758.4700.