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Workers' Compensation

All employees of the University of West Georgia are covered under the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.  This act provides protection in the event of injury, illness or death that arises out of the course and scope of employment for the University.  When an on-the-job injury or illness occurs, the employee must notify his/her supervisor and fill out a FROI (First Report of Injury) form immediately.  The supervisor is responsible for forwarding the FROI to the Risk Management/Environmental Safety and Health Department.  If medical attention is required, treatment must be coordinated through the Universities; insurer.