Work-related employee injuries may mean a financial loss to the employee. Using common sense and observing University safety rules will help you avoid costly injuries. If you have a safety hazard in your work area, advise your supervisor. Your supervisor may, in turn, call Public Safety's Environmental Safety and Emergency Management Division. By being careful in your job, you can help make Western a safe place to work for everyone.
If you have a job-related or on-duty accident or injury, you should follow these procedures:
Work-related diseases should also be reported to your supervisor.
The Workers' Disability Compensation Act is a state law providing for medical payments and income when injuries and accidents,
including disease, arise out of, and in the course of, employment. An employee who is injured
on duty must report it promptly to his/her supervisor, following the procedures above (see "Should
An Injury Occur"). Any delay in reporting a job-related accident, injury, or disease may make
it difficult to validate the claim at a later date.
Workers' compensation is administered by Human Resources. The department provides injured employees with resources and assistance, helping them to return to work as soon as possible.