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Workplace Injuries

In compliance with state law, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has established a Workers’ Compensation Program for employees who are injured in the course of performing their assigned job responsibilities. PCOM’s responsibility is to provide and monitor complete medical treatment of the injury.

The responsibility of PCOM includes, but is not limited to, initial emergency treatment, subsequent treatment by pre-established panel physicians, mandatory follow-up treatment as requested by the attending panel physicians or the Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier, development and assignment of a medically approved position, if available, and/or provisions for retraining. Job-related injuries and occupational illnesses are handled in accordance with the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, 77 P.S. 1 et seq, as amended and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Act. The Risk Management Department is responsible for administering the program.

Procedure

  • Go to the emergency department for immediate evaluation and treatment.
  • Advise them that the injury occurred in the workplace and that you are covered under PCOM Workers’ Compensation insurance. Do NOT give them your health insurance card.
  • Within 24 hours of injury, email the employee incident report form to Risk Management at riskmanagement@pcom.edu to report your injury. Risk Management will then open a Workers’ Compensation claim on your behalf to cover any bills you incur (including prescriptions).
  • Contact PCOM Student Wellness at monicaj@pcom.edu to determine next steps in treatment/monitoring of your injury.
  • If you receive any documents and/or invoices related to the injury, please immediately send them to the Risk Management department. Do not pay any bills out of pocket.
EMPLOYEE INCIDENT REPORT FORM
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