Workers' Compensation Process

Employees of the Nevada System of Higher Education are covered under workers’ compensation insurance in the event of a workplace injury or illness. In most cases, benefits are awarded without regard to fault.


The benefits provided under workers’ compensation vary depending on the nature of the particular claim.

  • Under an accepted claim medical benefits may include medical treatment, surgery, and prescriptions. Under Nevada Law, an employee is required to seek medical treatment with a medical provider approved by NSHE’s Managed Care Organization (MCO), unless it is an emergency.
  • Income replacement of 66/23% of gross salary up to the weekly maximum allowable. Employees must be certified off work by their treating workers’ compensation provider for five (5) consecutive days or five (5) or more days within a 20 day period.

Report injuries as soon as possible

OSHA requires the reporting of work related injuries that result in an in-patient hospital admittance within 24 hours.

  • Injuries that result in emergency care are to be reported to the employee’s supervisor or appropriate departmental contact ASAP.
  • The employee’s supervisors or departmental contact will be responsible for notifying Risk Management or EH&S if the employee is admitted as an inpatient to a hospital so the appropriate action can be taken.

BCN Risk Management (775) 784-4394    EH&S (after hours reporting)  (775) 327-5040 

In the Event of Workplace Injury

If the injury/illness is life threatening call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If the injury/illness is not life threatening, please go to one of the locations below to obtain appropriate medical treatment.

Report the injury/illness by:

  • Notifying your supervisor immediately.
  • Completing the C-1 Notice of Injury Form and submit to the Absence Management Team ASAP.
Employee Responsibility
  1. Report the injury.
    • Contact your supervisor immediately and report the injury.
    • Complete the C-1 Notice of Injury Form and submit to your Absence Management team ASAP.
    • Seek Appropriate Medical Care - For non-emergency care go to one of the locations below.
  2. If treatment is received, file a Workers’ Compensation Claim.
    • During your initial medical evaluation alert the medical staff if your injury/illness is work related.
    • Employees will complete a C-4 form with the medical provider.
    • The medical provider will submit a completed C-4 to the employer to initiate the workers’ compensation process.
  3. If applicable, follow-up on medical care and light duty.
    • After each appointment with the treating physician, all medical certifications of work status (restrictions, full-duty release, etc.) must be submitted to the supervisor and the Absence Management Department.
    • Once notified of the availability of a modified-duty assignment, the employee must return to work on the date established by the department and/or Absence Management office.
Supervisor Responsibility

Employees need to be informed of their rights and responsibilities in the event of a work related injury. Employees have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and to seek medical treatment from a worker’s compensation provider.  As a supervisor, your role is to:

  • Assist the employee in obtaining the appropriate medical treatment.
  • Review the C-1 Notice of Injury Form with the employee and forward to the Absence Management team with the appropriate signatures.
  • Investigate the incident and complete the Supervisors' Investigative Report Form within 48 hours. Submit to Absence Management team with the appropriate signatures.
  • Determine root cause of the incident.
  • Implement correction action to abate or mitigate the hazard.
  • Review medical certification of work status provided by employee after each medical visit.
  • Offer Modified Duty Assignment to employee to accommodate light duty restrictions. Complete Modified Duty Assignment Form as indicated.
  • Update the Modified Duty Assignment as light duty restrictions change.
  • Review Early Return to Work Program.

Approved Clinics for Workplace Injury

NEW: Workers' Compensation Clinic on University of Nevada, Reno Campus

As of November 4, 2019, the Specialty Health Wellness Clinic at 330 East Liberty Street is no-longer treating patients. The clinic's Workers' Compensation provider, Dr. Scott Hall, has relocated to Patient-Centered Family Medicine on the University of Nevada, Reno campus (more info below). View map to Patient-Centered Family Medicine

Patient Centered Family Medicine

101 E. Stadium Way
University of Nevada, Reno Campus

Patient-Centered Family Medicine

ARC Health & Wellness Centers

2205 Glendale Ave, Suite 131
Sparks, NV 89431

Concentra Medical Centers

6410 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89511

Nevada Occupational Health

3488 Goni Road, Suite 141
Carson City, NV 89706