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. The supervisor or the departmental representative must advise the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator (758-4700) and the Environmental Health and Safety Office (758-7189) 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 the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator 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 with the Workers’ Compensation Coordinator.
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.