State of Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Program

Medical costs and other expenses resulting from work related injuries and illnesses are covered by the State’s Workers’ Compensation Program. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault, managed care, insurance program directed by the Minnesota Department of Administration Risk Management Division. For an injury or illness to be covered, the condition must be caused, aggravated or accelerated by work activities or the work environment. You can find out more about the benefits available in the Workers’ Compensation publication “If You Are Injured at Work”.

The Human Resources office coordinates the workers’ compensation program at Bemidji State University.

Employees and supervisors also have roles and responsibilities in the management of work injuries and illnesses and for participation in the workers’ compensation program. Anyone responsible for directing student employees or Graduate Assistants or any other employees is considered a supervisor for purposes of these reporting requirements.

Medical Evaluations

If you are injured or become ill due to your work duties, you must notify your supervisor as soon as possible and receive necessary medical evaluations or treatments according to procedures outlined by CorVel. CorVel is a certified managed care program provider contracted by the State to manage medical care and treatments for work-related injuries and illnesses.

You are entitled to receive an initial evaluation form a medical care provider, in Corvel’s provider network, within 24 hours of the initial request for medical care. The network includes medical doctors, chiropractors, podiatrists, osteopaths and other medical services.

A brochure describing how to obtain medical care through the Corvel certified managed care program is available at Corvel Managed Care Brochure for Employees

See Options for Locating a Network Provider or contact CorVel directly at (866) 399-8541 or the BSU Human Resources office for information about provider members in the network.

Accident and Injury Reporting Timeline

  1. Provide first aid or get emergency medical care, if needed. Do not delay in seeking emergency care in order to report and injury or complete forms.
  2. Report injury or illness to supervisor as soon as possible. Report any serious injuries, verbally if necessary, to the Human Resources Office, as soon as possible.
  3. Get medical attention as needed. Contact CorVel’s Information Line for referral to a managed care participating provider at (866) 399-8541 (24 hours a day).
  4. Supervisor completes: First Report of Injury, Accident Claims Investigation and OSHA reporting decision guide.
  5. Employee completes: Information Privacy Form and Employee Statement Regarding Injury or Illness
  6. Supervisor forwards all forms to Human Resources within five (5) days of being notified of injury.

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