Workers’ Compensation Insurance provides recovery medical payments and replacement income benefits to employees injured during the course and scope of employment. This coverage is provided to all employees. At UTEP this includes faculty, staff, and student employees.
The Workers Compensation program at UTEP ensures the presence of systems to minimize the frequency and severity of personnel losses. The program is responsible for assisting employees who experience work related injuries or illness, electronic reporting of claims to the insurance carrier, managing UTEP’s Return to Work Policy, and providing various safety classes to prevent injury.
If you or an employee you supervise has an on-the-job injury, medical care is available through the IMO Network of medical care providers. For emergency care an urgent care clinic or emergency room visit may also be used. Additionally the supervisor of the injured person is required to complete the Supervisor’s First Report of Injury or Illness, and to forward the completed form to the Workers Compensation Advisor within EH&S. Reporting work related injuries and illnesses insures proper accident investigation and possible development of mitigation strategies to reduce accident rates.
What to Do if Injured
For Minor Injuries
Minor Inuries can range from cuts, to scrapes, sprains, strains, and more. If you feel your injury is minor, you may be able to be treated at UTEP's The Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC).
For eligibility, and approval to be treated at the SHWC, please reach out to Tania Quiroz at 915 747-7197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers Compensation Insurance (WCI)
Medical care is available for UTEP employees with a job related injury. Through the IMO Network of medical providers, scan QR codes with your phone for the address of treating doctors or to make an appointment with Telemedicine doctors. For emergencies an urgent care clinic or emergency room visit may be used.
If you need medications due to the work related injury, follow the instructions on the poster to get your First Fill Prescription Card.
Medical care is available through the IMO Network of medical providers. For emergency care an urgent care clinic or emergency room visit may also be used.
This acknowledgement form is to confirm that you have received information (Notice of Network Requirements & Employee Handbook Material) which informs you how to get Health Care under Workers’ Compensation Insurance.