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Workers' Compensation

All injured workers must contact their supervisor/employer immediately to notify them of any on-the-job injury. Timely reporting of employee injuries is crucial. All incidents must be reported to the Office of Compliance Risk Management in a timely manner. Once the incident is reported the Insurance Specialist will contact you.

There are many times a person is injured at work without requiring immediate medical attention, so it might seem like a good idea to take a wait and see approach and not mention the incident. However, when an accident is not reported on time, an employer can deny you medical treatment and benefits for missed time from work.  Report an accident to your employer immediately, even if you think you are not seriously hurt. By reporting the accident, you protect yourself. 

A chart describing the process of getting worker's comp.

What to do if you're injured at work

  1. Report your injury immediately
    • Take note of all the details of your injury.
      • Witnesses to your injury
      • Time and date of injury
      • Details of injury
      • Where injury occurred
  2. Read your employer's policy
    • Check your employee handbook for guidelines in filing a workers’ compensation claim.
    • If you don’t file a claim, you may lose out on medical care and benefits.
  3. Wage replacement benefits
    • Starts on 8th day
    • Equals two-thirds (66-2/3%) of the employee’s pre-injury regular weekly wage.
    • Can use accrued sick, personal or vacation hours toward full wage compensation.
  4. Return to work
    • Must present return-to-work doctor’s note to the Office of Compliance and Risk Management.
    • If given restrictions, ensure to communicate with your supervisor and Office of Compliance and Risk Management.

Medical Centers

Holzer Health Center (On Florida Tech Campus)

2976 Country Club Road
Melbourne, FL 32901

Monday-Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday 8:00AM – 5:00 PM

Telephone: 321-674-8078
Fax: 321-725-5967

Premier Urgent Care

6300 N Wickham Rd Suite 101
Melbourne, FL 32940

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM- 7:00PM
Sat-Sun: 8:00AM- 5:00PM

Telephone: 321-253-2169
Fax: 321-253-1720

Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center

1350 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

Emergency Room: Open 24 hours
Telephone: 321-434-7000

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