Workers' Compensation


Policy Statement

The university provides workers’ compensation insurance under its Workers’ Compensation Program to all full-time, part-time and wage account employees for work-related injuries and illnesses that arise from, and occur in the course of, employment.  Employees who believe they have suffered a work-related injury should follow the guidelines and procedures in the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program.   

Reason for Policy 

To provide employees with information concerning workers’ compensation insurance coverage as an exclusive remedy for accidental injury, occupational illness or disease, or death arising out of and in the course of employment. 

Who is Governed by this Policy

  • Staff
  • Faculty


The Office of Risk Management administers the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program, and may utilize the services of a Third Party Administrator for claims processing. 

Work-related injuries or illnesses may be covered under the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program.  To be considered work-related, the injury or illness must arise out of and occur in the course of employment.  The Workers’ Compensation Program covers authorized , medical expenses related to the treatment of a work-related injury or illness are covered by the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program in response to properly submitted claims under the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program.  

The university’s Workers’ Compensation Program may also pay for lost income as a result of an employee’s total inability to work due to a compensable work-related injury or illness.   

Complete information about the university’s Workers’ Compensation Program, including eligibility, procedures for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses, and employees’ rights and responsibilities, is contained on the Risk Management website.  


Accident Reporting Kit 

Authorization for Medical Treatment Form 

DCWC Form 7: Employee's Notice of Accidental Injury or Occupational Disease 

DCWC Form 7A: Employee Claim Application 

VWC Form #5: Claim for Benefits 

MDWCC Form C-1: Employee Claim Form (online form) 

Related Information

Workers’ Compensation Program 

Employee Handbook 

D.C. Department of Employment Services: Workers’ Compensation 

D.C. Code § 321501 et seq.  

D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 7, ch. 2 et seq.  

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission 

Virginia Code § 65.2 et seq.  

16 Virginia Administrative Code § 30-50-10 et seq.  

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission 

Maryland Code, Lab. & Empl., Title 9 et seq. 

Maryland Administrative Code , § 14-09 et seq. 


Contact Phone Number Email Address
Risk Management 202-994-3265  [email protected]

Responsible University Official: Assistant Vice President, Office of Risk Management and Insurance
Responsible Office: Office of Risk Management and Insurance

Last Reviewed: June 24, 2014


Non-compliance with this policy can be reported through this website.