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Workers' Compensation

The University of the District of Columbia provides Workers’ Compensation insurance to all employees for work-related illnesses and injuries.  Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system of benefits provided by law and is designed to cover job-related injuries or illnesses.  All workers’ compensation claims for the University are administered by the District of Columbia’s Office of Risk Management - Public Sector Workers’ Compensation Program (PSWCP).

When to Report a Disability Compensation Claim to (PSWCP)

Employees are required by law to report all work related injuries or illnesses to their supervisor.  Although minor injuries may not require medical attention, they must be reported.  It is quite common for minor injuries to develop into major injuries days, weeks, or months later.  Therefore, employees must immediately report all injuries to their supervisor.

How to Report a Disability Compensation Claim to PSWCP**

  • The employee must report the work injury to his/her supervisor immediately after the incident.
  • The employee’s supervisor reports the claim by calling the Call Center at 888-832-2524. 
  • The Call Center generates a claim and assigns a claim number.
  • The claim is submitted electronically to Sedgwick CMS.
  • Claims Forms are sent to the injured worker immediately.
  • The injured worker has 30 days to complete and return claim forms, as well as, a medical authorization form
  • Within twenty-four hours of receipt of a claim, Sedgwick CMS will contact the employee’s supervisor, the injured employee, and treating physician.

** This information is also available in the PSWCP brochure, An Employer’s Guide to Disability CompensationSupervisors should refer to this brochure when submitting all claims and understand that their role is that of the employer.  Please note that law considers an employee’s notification to their supervisor as sufficient notice to the employer. 
Disability Compensation Process Flow* 
For any questions or comments, contact Risk Management at 202.274.7178.