LSU Health Sciences Center Human Resource Management

Worker's Compensation

Worker's Compensation coverage is provided to LSUHSC-NO employees through the Office of Risk Management, Office of Workers' Compensation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Students of the university are not covered by this program.

All employees should be informed of their responsibility to report to their supervisor and/or designated departmental liaison any occupational injury or disease, even if it is deemed to be minor. An injured employee must give notice to the employer within thirty (30) days of the injury to be eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits.

When an occupational injury results in an employee being away from work for a period of seven (7) calendar days or more, the department must notify the Employee/Labor Relations office via telephone immediately so that they can file for compensation for  any lost wages the employee may incur.

If a serious injury occurs on the job, it is necessary for your department to notify Human Resource Management via telephone immediately. The Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness should then be completed and sent to this office.   For access to the Employer's Report of Injury/Illness form, please click here

Remember, when an employee reports an injury or disease to a supervisor, it becomes the responsibility of the supervisor to submit the Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness to Human Resource Management as soon as possible. Failure to report in a timely fashion may result in a $500 fine being levied against LSU Health Sciences Center. Your cooperation is needed to insure that no penalties are incurred and to insure that employees interests are protected.

When completing the Employer’s Report of Injury/Illness, please note that the hourly time must be indicated in blanks numbered two and three on the form. Also, if the employee has not returned to work at the time the form is completed, please indicate that fact in number four and telephone Human Resource Management the day the employee returns to work.

All bills associated with injuries covered by Worker’s Compensation are to be forwarded to Human Resource Management promptly for further processing for payment.

The Office of Risk Management/Unit of Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention Incident/Accident Investigation Form is used when a minor injury occurs and no medical costs will be incurred. It can be downloaded from the LSUHSC Homepage - Intranet - LSUHSC Forms - Adobe PDF Formats.

To report an injury or to gain further information on the program, please contact Paulette Albera at (504) 568-3916.


Return to Work Procedure for Employees on Worker's Compensation

Job Analysis Form