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Workers Compensation

Work-Related Injuries, Needle-Stick, or Body Fluid Exposures (Workers' Compensation Claim Procedures)


Medical Treatment:
Residents who experience a work-related injury, needle-stick or body fluid exposure (BFE) should seek immediate medical attention. If it is an emergency, go to the Emergency Room of the hospital where the work-related injury occurs.


Exceptions for needle-stick or BFE 
are:

University of Colorado Hospital - Go to the Infectious Disease Clinic at Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 1637 Aurora Court, 7th floor, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Go to the Emergency Department, Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion at all other times.

Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) - The Occupational Health and Safety Center (605 Bannock St., Pavilion H, 4th Floor) is available 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to the Emergency Room at all other times.

Please find other site specific guidance at www.cu.edu/risk/incident-procedure under the “University of Colorado at Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus” tab. If your location is not listed, go to the nearest emergency room or facility that can perform a blood draw.  

Additional information is posted on the University Risk Management website, www.cu.edu/risk/workers-compensation. Direct any workers’ compensation questions to University Risk Management (303) 860-5682 or (888) 812-9601.


Claims:
You must file an online Employee Injury Report Form or Needlestick or Body Fluid Exposure Report Form within 4 days of the injury or exposure. Go to the University Risk Management website, www.cu.edu/risk/incident-procedure​, to complete and submit the claim form. Failure to file this form timely may result in penalties to you, including financial responsibility for treatment.

University Risk Management, not your health insurance, is responsible for payment of services related to a compensable, work-related injury, needle-stick, or body fluid exposure. Report work-related injuries to University Risk Management, and follow their protocol. Workers' Compensation coverage pays for reasonable and necessary medical expenses from designated providers with no co-pays or deductibles for compensable claims. It also may​ preserve the resident's rights in the event the injury requires recovery time off work, future treatment, etc.


Send bills from authorized medical providers for a work-related occurrence to:
University Risk Management
1800 Grant St., Suite 700
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-860-5682
Fax: 303-860-5680