Employees who feel they contracted COVID-19 at work should follow the normal process for filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. Each claim is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and compensability will be determined
Encova Insurance, formerly Brickstreet Mutual Insur a nce Company, manages Workers’ Compensation Insurance for West Virginia University (WVU), WVU Research Corporation (WVURC) and WVU Innovation Corporation (WVUIC). WVU, WVURC, and WVUIC employees who sustain job related injuries may be covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance for wage and/or health care needs. Timely and efficient completion of claims is necessary in order for WVU to assist qualified employees with receipt of their entitled Workers’ Compensation benefits. The following are important criteria for employees to remember:
If a work site injury occurs, employees should immediately notify the supervisor of their injury and complete the WVU Employee Injury/Incident Report. All forms should be submitted within 24 hours.
For employees that seek medical treatment and would like to file a Workers’ Compensation claim, additional information can be found in the Workers' Compensation Packet. A claim must be filed no later than six months from the date the injury occurs. WVU encourages employees to seek prompt treatment for the best medical outcomes.
A Medical Verification Form must be completed if the employee is absent from work for more than five (5) consecutive days.Certificate of Coverage
International Work-Related Travel
All faculty and staff who are traveling for a university related purpose, must register their travel at: Travel Registration This site will provide pertinent information regarding travel procedures and insurance coverage.