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.
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.