Workers' Compensation

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Reporting a student injury during a class, lab, field trip or intern program

Students injured in class or on a field trip that are not student assistants or participating in a work study program, are not covered under workers’ compensation. Students injured while working from a Grant or Intern program will be handled as per the contract. Graduate students are covered under workers’ compensation.

Students

Students injured in your class or on a field trip are not covered under workers' compensation. However the injury must be reported. Please use the Accident Report [PDF] form to report these injuries.

Notification of these injuries should be sent to the Risk Management department located at Physical Plant. Please send them the original and keep a copy in your department file.

Student Assistants

If the student was working as a volunteer, student assistant or on a work study program during the incident, an Employee/Volunteer Injury/Illness form must be filled out; do not fill out the Accident Report form.

In Workers’ Compensation, volunteers, student assistants or students injured or become ill while on a work study program are viewed as employees and will be afforded most benefits available to regular employees.

Students Participating in a Work Study Program

Contact the Workers’ Compensation Program Manager at 310-243-3771.

Students Working on Grants

Contact the Workers' Compensation Program Manager at 310-243-3771.

Students Working as Interns

Contact the Workers’ Compensation Program Manager at 310-243-3771 for review of the contract.

Graduate Students

If the student was working as a graduate student during the incident, an Employee/Volunteer Injury/Illness form must be filled out’ do not fill out the Accident Report form.