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. Employees are required to seek medical treatment with an approved medical provider on NSHE’s provider list, 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 (BCNrisk@unr.edu) or Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) if the employee is admitted as an inpatient to a hospital so that appropriate action can be taken.
If during work hours, call BCN HR Shared Services' Risk Management Office: (775) 784-4394
If after-hours, call EH&S: (775) 327-5040