An employee who has been injured while on the job must fill out a Workers’ Compensation claim form. You may be eligible for benefits including medical care and income replacement under workers’ compensation. THIS SHOULD BE DONE EVEN IF YOU DO NOT PLAN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. You may pick up a claim packet from the Department of Human Resources or download the forms from the Human Resources’ website.
Employees should immediately notify their supervisor of an injury. If the injury is life threatening, seek emergency careÂ immediately.Â All forms must be completed and returned to Department of Human Resources within 48 HOURS of injury.
All employees seeking initial medical attention must see a doctor on theÂ Public Employee Claims Division (PECD) Preferred DivisionÂ provider list. You may also seek medical care at UALR Health Services or St. Vincent Family Clinic located at 4202 South University Avenue. All referrals and follow up appointmentsÂ must be approved in advance by Public Employee Claims Division. Please contact Department of Human Resources for this list or access the Public Employee Claims Division Preferred Provider List.
The Department of Human Resources will review the forms and submit claims to PECD for processing. PECD will determine whether an employee is eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.