All University employees are covered under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, including full-time faculty; staff (EHRA and SHRA) and part-time, temporary, and student employees. Any employee who suffers an accidental injury or contracts an occupational disease within the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act is entitled to benefits provided by the Act. The employee must notify his or her supervisor immediately, in writing, using appropriate forms available in the Department of Human Resources.
In the event of death resulting from an injury arising out of and in the course of employment, compensation is paid to the surviving spouse for 400 weeks at 66-2/3 percent of the deceased employee’s average weekly wage at the time of the accident. If there is no surviving spouse, compensation payments due to a dependent child are paid for 400 weeks or until the child reaches the 18th birthday, whichever is later. For further details, refer to your Workers’ Compensation Program booklet which you will receive at New Employee Orientation.
Resources and Forms
Note Regarding Forms: For Injury Data Collection and HRS Form 301 – please submit original to Human Resources. Send copies to: Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Department, and Employee.