Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that is provided to University employees by the District of Columbia Public Sector Workers’ Compensation Program (PSWCP). Approved claims for job-related injuries and illness entitle an injured employee to medical coverage related to the injuries at no cost, and a portion of his/her salary for work absences.

The University of the District of Columbia is committed to providing a safe work environment for faculty and staff. The philosophy of the Workers’ Compensation Program is to treat injured employees with dignity and respect while managing the workers’ compensation claims. Unbiased and lawful decisions are rendered based on the facts of each case. We observe the laws of the District of Columbia  and our own internal policies to ensure that all parties are treated fairly.

This website is one resource to help ensure a safe environment and facilitate a smooth return to work when injuries occur.

Click on the following link to learn more about Workers’ Compensation within the District of Columbia, including filing a Workers’ Compensation claim with the District of Columbia using E-Risk:

DC Worker’s Compensation Program Overview (ORM)

Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim with the District of Columbia (ORM)