Workers’ Compensation is insurance that provides cash benefits and/or medical care for workers who are injured or become ill as a direct result of their job.
Pace University contributes fully towards this benefit. Weekly cash benefits and medical care are paid by Pace’s University’s insurance carrier, State Insurance Fund, as directed by the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The Workers’ Compensation Board is a state agency that processes the claims and determines, through a judicial proceeding, whether the claim is justified and how much will be awarded.
Pace University provides salary continuation according to the same schedule noted under Short Term Disability.
It is important that you or someone acting on your behalf report any injury on the job within 24 hours to your campus Security Office. Notify the University Benefits Office as well of the incident. It is equally important that your supervisor or department chair be advised of the incident. Responsibility for claiming compensation is on the injured employee. All incidents are to be reported to the Security Office no matter how minor they appear to be. The Security Office then must immediately complete an Incident Report and investigate the incident. The University can refuse to compensate an employee if the incident is not reported in a timely manner.
In addition, injured employees should seek outside medical attention for work related injuries or illnesses. Worker's Compensation claims can be denied if an injured employee is not diagnosed/treated by a physician that is Board Certified.