Date Issued: 10/80 Date Revised: 07/08 (Effective April 1, 2002) The Workers' Compensation Act of the State of Alabama does not apply to UAB. UAB provides, and pays for, the UAB On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program to cover an employee's medical expenses and lost wages incurred as a result of an on-the-job injury or illness. Expenses and wages are compensable under the On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program only if the injury/illness is sustained in the course of, and arises out of, employment at UAB. The Department of Human Resources administers the program. Human Resources may contract with a third party (the Administrator) to administer the benefits under the On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program on behalf of UAB. Human Resources and the Administrator have established specific guidelines and procedures for the program. Procedures for reporting an incident and other information regarding the On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program are provided in a separate publication that is available by contacting Human Resources or from the HRM World Wide Web site at www.uab.edu/humanresources/home/relations/on-the-job-injury-oji.
All UAB employees in all employment categories (status codes) are eligible for On-the-Job Injury/Illness benefits.
An On-the-Job Injury/Illness Benefits Review Committee consists of one representative from each of the following departments/units: Financial Affairs, Human Resources, and the Office of Counsel. The Committee will review On-the-Job Injury/Illness claims at the request of the claimant, Human Resources, or the Administrator. The committee may refer claims to the State of Alabama Board of Adjustment for consideration. The committee also (1) will consider and approve proposed changes to the On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program procedures, claim processes, and coverage guidelines and (2) may recommend On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program policy changes.
Limitation on Claiming Benefits
A claim for On-the-Job Injury/Illness Program benefits must be brought within one calendar year of the date of the injury or the diagnosis of the illness. During the one-year period immediately following an on-the-job injury or illness, a claim for benefits may be brought only if proper notification was made to management and an incident report was completed as required at the time of the incident or diagnosis of illness.