Workers' Compensation

USF provides coverage through Travelers

Workers Comp Benefits

Travelers will pay expenses for medical care due to work-related injury/illness. Travelers will pay partial wage replacement for lost time resulting from work-related injury/illness.

  •  Benefits pay approximately 66.67% of current weekly wages up to a weekly max of $1,620 (in 2023).
  • The other approximately 33.33% is paid with accrued sick hours. Once sick hours are exhausted, employee may choose to supplement with vacation or other available time offs.
  • There is a 3-day waiting period prior to benefits being paid. Waiting period is waived if disabled for more than 14 days.
  • If eligible, FMLA/CFRA will run concurrently with workers comp disability leave.

Immediately inform your supervisor if you have a work injury or illness, accident, or near-miss. Reporting your injury promptly helps to prevent delays in receiving benefits, including the medical care you may need to prevent further injury.

For Medical Emergencies go to the nearest Emergency Room.

If you need medical attention for an injury that is not an emergency, call and make an appointment at one of the following Occupation Medical Clinics in San Francisco:

Franciscan Treatment Room

PH 415-353-6305

1199 Bush St, Suite 160, San Francisco CA 94109

HOURS:  M-F 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Kaiser-On-the-Job  Available to both Kaiser and non-Kaiser members.

PH 415-833-9600

601 Van Ness Ave, Suite 2008, San Francisco, CA 94102

HOURS:  M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Alternatively, you may seek medical attention at any provider in the Travelers’ Medical Provider Network.

Reminders: 

If you have been taken off work by your medical provider, you are NOT allowed to work in any capacity.

Medical clearance is required prior to returning to work.

You may be given restrictions and/or modifications by your medical provider. HR will work with you and your supervisor to determine if restrictions/modifications can be accommodated.

NOTE: You may seek medical care PRIOR to submitting report or form. Your injury or illness must be reported to your supervisor ASAP.

Keep your supervisor and the Leave Manager updated on your status, recovery, and medical appointments. Submit all Work Status Reports provided to you during your medical appointment to your supervisor and leaves@usfca.edu following a medical appointment. You can take a photo of the reports on your phone and email to leaves@usfca.edu

Learn what to expect after filing a workers compensation claim by visiting the Travelers Claim Center. Register for MyTravelers® for Injured Employees which offers a secure, web-based tool that helps you navigate the workers compensation claim process.

In the event of a life-threatening or limb-threatening medical emergency:

  • On Campus – Call Public Safety (415) 422-2911 
  • Off Campus – Call 9-911

For non-emergency medical attention, an employee may make an appointment at one of the following Occupation Medical Clinics in San Francisco:

Franciscan Treatment Room

PH 415-353-6305

1199 Bush St, Suite 160, San Francisco CA 94109

HOURS:  M-F 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Kaiser-On-the-Job   Available to both Kaiser and non-Kaiser members

PH 415-833-9600

601 Van Ness Ave, Suite 2008, San Francisco, CA 94102

HOURS:  M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Alternatively, injured employees may seek medical care with a provider in the  Travelers’ Medical Provider Network

 

Reminders:

Injured employees who have been determined to be 100% disabled by a medical provider are NOT allowed to work in any capacity.

Medical clearance is required prior to employee returning to work. HR/Jill Bouchard will notify Supervisor of employee’s return to work status.

Injured employee may be given restrictions and/or modifications by medical provider. HR will work with the employee and the supervisor to determine if restrictions/modifications can be accommodated.

  • Immediately report workplace injury or illness, accident, or near-miss to leaves@usfca.edu.

 

Investigate the accident:

  • Work with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to correct any immediate hazards and prevent further injuries. EHS can be reached at 415 422-6464.
  • Do NOT discard equipment or furnishings/equipment that may have been involved in the incident.
  • Restrict people from the hazard area.
  • Remove the equipment from service, but do not discard.
  • Take pictures as appropriate.

For questions or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Jill Bouchard or Diane Sweeney.

 

You may pre-designate a medical provider who is not in the Travelers Medical Provider Network. Pre-Designation Form must be on file with HR prior to injury or illness. 

Summary of Workers' Compensation Benefits (English) Includes the pre-designation form.

Summary of Worker’s Compensation Benefits (Spanish) Includes the pre-designation form.

Medical Provider Network Notice (English and Spanish)