Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Company manages Workers’ Compensation Insurance for West Virginia University. WVU 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.
An Option Election Form (a sample is included in the Workers' Compensation Packet) will be sent to leave eligible employees. This form allows employees to choose workers’ compensation pay or accumulated sick leave for any time away from work due to his/her work related injury.
A Medical Verification Form must be completed if the employee is absent from work for more than five (5) consecutive days.