Injury Reporting & Medical Treatment


If you have sustained an injury or illness due to and in the course of work, please follow the guidelines below to file for worker's compensation.

workers-comp-iconasset-3.png Call 9-1-1 for medical emergencies.
workers-comp-iconasset-2.png For any work-related death or serious injury or illness (loss of body part, permanent disfigurement, or inpatient hospitalization greater than 24 hrs for other than observation) call 9-1-1, then immediately after, call the Office of Risk Services, Workers' Compensation at (831) 459-1787 and Environmental Health & Safety at (831) 459-2553.
workers-comp-iconasset-6.png If an employee has sustained an injury at work during the course of work, the injured employee reports the injury to their supervisor.
workers-comp-iconasset-4.png Either the supervisor or employee complete the Employer's First Report of Injury (EFR)* within 24 hours, the EFR automatically submits to Office of Risk Services, Workers' Compensation. The Investigation Information section should be completed within 72 hours from the date the incident was reported by the supervisor. For assistance, please contact Workers’ Compensation (831) 459-2850 or (831) 459-1787.
workers-comp-iconasset-5.png If the employee requests medical treatment, the supervisor must complete the Employee Authorization for Medical Treatment of Occupational Incidents form and provide it to the employee to seek medical care.
workers-comp-iconasset-7.png The employee must then provide the printed form to the medical provider (please note that the medical provider doesn't accept electronic forms).
For any questions regarding the Employee Authorization for Medical Treatment of Occupational Incidents form or the medical treatment process, please contact the Office of Risk Services, Workers' Compensation at (831) 459-2850 or (831) 459-1787.


If an employee believes that they have been exposed to COVID-19 at work during the course of work, they should immediately inform their supervisor.


The supervisor shall immediately inform UCSC Office of Risk Services - Workers' Compensation at (831) 459-1787.

workers-comp-iconasset-9.png If the employee is experiencing Fever, Cough or Shortness of Breath they should go to Dominican Hospital- Emergency Room (ER), located at 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95065.
Dominican Hospital ER will screen patients to determine severity and testing next steps.
workers-comp-iconasset-10.png Per the CDC, employees should self-isolate for 14 days. The employee should contact their personal healthcare provider to inform them of what has occurred and to seek their advice.
workers-comp-iconasset-7.png If an employee doesn't have a personal health care provider, they can schedule a virtual health visit at the following link:

The supervisor should complete the online UCSC Employer's First Report of Injury (EFR).

* To access the online reporting form - go to Employer's First Report of Injury (EFR), then click on "Login" and log in with your CruzID and Gold Password. Click on "Create Claim."