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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to determine next steps in treatment/monitoring of your injury.
EMPLOYEE INCIDENT REPORT FORM
- 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.