Workers Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Effective January 1, 2018, CompEndium Services, Inc. will provide medical case management services for employees who are injured at work.  CompEndium has been working with state agencies and education services for over 15 years and provides a proactive work injury management process to the workforce.  

This new process is one that allows all injuries to be reported and guided by a medical specialist through each step of treatment.  Each injured employee will have an assigned medical manager to assist with any questions they may have, scheduling of medical treatment appointments and informing all parties involved about the direction of care.  This new service will provide a more timely process for employees to recover from the unknown effects associated with a work injury. This means that injured employees and their supervisors can expect faster claims processing and referrals to medical treatment.  CompEnduim Services is a telephonic medical management company that is able to review reports 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

NOTE: There is only one step in the new process that is different than our current process – supervisors and employees are now encouraged to contact CompEndium together (as soon as a non-emergency or work-related illness is reported.) 

NOTE: Each employee must still complete the initial “Employee Injury Report Form” and submit to USCB HR for review.

Contact Information: For treatment authorization and case management: CompEndium Services, Inc. Phone: 877-709-2667 Fax: 877-710-2667

Questions regarding workers’ compensation reporting procedures should be directed to USCB Human Resources.

If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. When work-related accidents or injuries happen, employers are required by state law to make sure an injured employee is provided necessary protection and care.

In general, all employees of the University of South Carolina who are paid through the university payroll system are covered by workers' compensation. Any accidental injury or occupational disease sustained by employees in the course of performing their job duties may be covered. The State Accident Fund is South Carolina's workers' compensation insurance provider. 

When an Injury Occurs

It is important that when you are injured on the job, you immediately tell your supervisor so that medical treatment may be authorized and a Workers' Compensation claim filed. If the injury is not reported immediately, you may be denied the right to compensation. 

For all employees, four important steps must be followed to ensure compensation:

Step 1: For non-emergency injuries, the employee and supervisor together will call CompEdium Services immediately at 877-709-2667.

Step 2: CompEdium will assist you in processing and scheduling your work related injury for treatment and claims handling with your insurance provider.

Step 3: The injured employee and his/her supervisor will then complete the Employee Injury Report Form and provide it to the local campus Health Center or fax to 877-710-2667 if not treated at the local campus Health Center.

Step 4: In the case of an emergency, dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room and then contact you supervisor and CompEndium Services at 877-709-2667. CompEndium will have someone available 24/7 at 877-709-2667.

Please refer to the Workers' Compensation Policy [pdf] for additional details, including time lost from work and required forms. 

Authorized Treatment Facilities

You must receive medical treatment for work related injuries at the medical facility designated for your campus:

 Contact your campus Human Resource Office [pdf] for a local designated medical facility, or review these workers' compensation designated medical facilities [pdf] for an approved facility near you.

Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

The University of South Carolina is required to complete OSHA's Form 300A which summarizes work-related Injuries and illnesses that occurred during the year. A summary for each of the system campuses may be found in the HR Toolbox