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Work-Related Injury

There are occasions in which an employee may sustain an injury while performing his/her job duties. We want to ensure that such injuries are treated promptly and properly. The State of New Jersey has selected Horizon Casualty Services to provide a managed care program to administer the University’s Workers’ Compensation claims.

What To Do If You Are Injured

All minor workplace injuries should report to the Occupational Health Department located in Blanton Hall 1st Floor. Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

All medical emergencies that require immediate attention should call (973) 655-5222

Accident Report Form

In order for you to be considered for Workers’ Compensation Benefits, a State of N.J. Accident Report (Form RM-2) must be completed and submitted to the Benefits Office within 48 hours after the injury occurred in accordance with State regulations.

Treatment

An injured employee must follow the reporting procedures set forth and seek treatment in accordance with this managed care program. Employees who do not comply with these procedures will be responsible for any unauthorized medical bills.

Employees who have incurred an injury outside of Occupational Health’s working hours may seek treatment to the following locations:

  • The Concentra Medical Center
    • 283 Piaget Avenue,Clifton, NJ., hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Immedicenter
    • 1355 Broad St., Clifton, NJ. remains open until 10 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday and Sunday their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for employees who have incurred an injury after work hours.
  • In the case of an emergency, EMS is to be immediately contacted and the employee will be treated or transported by them to a nearby hospital.

Prior to any absence due to a work-related injury being approved, the employee must have followed the above required procedures. It is the employee’s responsibility to provide the proper medical documentation from an approved physician supporting the absence to the Benefits Office in timely fashion.

In the rare instance in which there is reason to believe that work-related sick leave is being abused, the University or its designee may choose to conduct an investigation. If the University concludes that there has been abuse, disciplinary action, up to and including termination will be taken. In addition, where appropriate, the matter will be referred to the State of New Jersey’s Attorney General Office for legal action.

To utilize this benefit, the employee must contact the Benefits Office in the Division of Human Resources at 973-655-7244 or e-mail hr-benefits@montclair.edu. The Benefits Office is the liaison to the Bureau of Risk Management in facilitating the payment process. The approval and payment process is strictly administered by the Bureau of Risk Management.

Medical Emergencies

The following are some signs and symptoms that require immediate medical attention. If you observe the following, please DO NOT go to Occupational Health.  Contact (973) 655-5222 right away.

  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing
  • Weakness/numbness on one side
  • Slurred speech
  • Fainting/change in mental state
  • Serious burns
  • Serious head or eye injury
  • Broken bones (obvious)
  • Inability to walk
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe pain
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Psychiatric disturbance such as anxiety, speech not making sense, depression
  • Chemical exposures or trauma (ex. Employee fell)
  • Any injury where moving the employee could cause further harm

MSU MUST CONTACT PUBLIC EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (PEOSH)

  • Report all work-related fatalities to PEOSH within eight (8) hours.
  • Report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye to PEOSH within twenty-four hours.

24 Hour PEOSH Reporting Hotline: (800) 624-1644, FAX: (609) 292-3749