UA Little Rock is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. The University provides Workers’ Compensation insurance coverage for all employees in compliance with the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Law. All UA Little Rock employees on payroll are entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits and are eligible to apply. Coverage begins the first day of employment and is at no cost to the employee. Workers’ Compensation may provide medical treatment and wage loss benefits for employees who have a work-related accident resulting in an illness or injury. The Public Employee Claims Division (PECD) of the Arkansas Insurance Department administers our Workers’ Compensation program.
UA Little Rock encourages employees to report workplace hazards and for every employee to know what to do if an injury or illness occurs while on the job. In the event of a work-related injury or illness, employees must notify their supervisor immediately. Employees needing medical treatment must call the Company Nurse Injury Hotline at 1-855-339-1893. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If the illness or injury is life threatening, the employee should seek emergency care immediately by calling 911. For non-life threatening injuries or illnesses, employees should seek treatment in Health Services located in the Donaghey Student Center. When the employee is examined by the nursing staff in Health Services, the employee may be referred elsewhere for further examination and/or treatment. All referrals or follow-up appointments must be approved in advance by PECD.
If the injury occurs after hours, during the weekend, or away from campus, employees should contact Company Nurse for a referral.
If no medical treatment is needed, the employee must complete the Injury Incident Report Form. Failure to report an injury before seeking treatment may result in a denial of medical benefits until the employee notifies their supervisor or employer representative.