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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

April 11, 2023

Workers Compensation-Reporting an Accident

Submitted by Tim May

If a K-State employee is injured while on duty they are required to report the accident within three days. Agents would report to their regional director's office or the Extension Operations Office. Area and campus based employees would report to their supervisor or department head's office.

All incidents, accidents or injuries should be reported through the Electronic Incident Report

This electronic report replaces the former Accident Report Form. The new process will provide a better user experience for the employee, department and administration. It also will ensure work-related incidents are reported in a timely manner to the State Self Insurance Fund for assessment.

Information gathered in the incident reporting process will also be used by the K-State Department of Environmental Health and Safety to support uninterrupted research and learning within a safe and healthy environment at K-State.

A few reminders for work-related incidents:

• If an emergency, seek medical treatment at the nearest emergency facility.
• Non-emergency treatment must be pre-authorized by the State Self Insurance Fund. Supervisors or Human Capital Services Liaisons can call the State Self Insurance Fund at 785-296-2364 to request authorization.
• Supervisors will review and confirm incidents that are reported by employees.

For additional information, see the HCS website. If you are not sure if it is to be considered under Workers' Comp, please see this flow chart for help. If you have any further questions you can always contact me at tbmay@ksu.edu or at 785-532-3076.

If office professionals or program assistants of local extension units are injured, contact the local provider of Workers' Compensation insurance for their process of reporting claims.