Workers' Compensation | General Information

Workers' Compensation is an employer paid benefit that provides you with medical, compensation, and vocational rehabilitation benefits if you are injured on the job or become ill because of your work.

Sedgwick Claims Management Services (Sedgwick CMS) is San Francisco State University's Workers' Compensation claims administrator.


 Reporting My Injury - 

  School of Nursing-Student Interns Only   
  Emergency Non-Emergency
On Campus


Call for Help Dial 911 to reach the  University Police

Call Risk Management for referral (415) 338-2565
Off Campus Call for help Dial 911 Call Risk Management for referral (415) 338-2565

If you pre-designated your personal medical provider in writing to Human Resources prior to injury, you may go to that provider for medical care.


Remember to . . . .

  1. Tell your supervisor about your injury immediately.
  2. Contact Risk Management at 415.338.2565 for a referral to the Student Health Center and to complete Workers' Compensation Claim Form.
  3. Complete Workers' Compensation Claim Form. Receive one from:
    • Risk Management, Administration 252
    • Your Supervisor

In all cases NOTIFY your Supervisor of your injury or illness immediately!



Workers' Compensation | Medical Treatment

  • If you are injured on or off campus:
    • Contact Safety & Risk Management at (415) 338-2565. They will refer you to the Student Health Center or one of our providers.
  • If you are injured before or after-hours:
    • Call 911 on campus for help and you will be connected to the University Police department
    • Call 911 if off campus for help



 Return to Work

The Return to Work (RTW) Guidelines are designed to assist in providing temporary transitional work assignments to employees unable to perform their usual jobs due to temporary injuries and/or illnesses.


  • San Francisco State University creates safe and productive work opportunities for employees with temporary injuries and/or illnesses.
  • San Francisco State University utilizes a collaborative, consultative, decision-making process incorporating services of Disability Programs, Human Resources, Risk Management and other University areas as appropriate.

Recommended Process

  • Treating physician releases employees to temporary transitional work.
  • Employees provide University with a primary treating physician’s description of temporary work restrictions.
  • Employees and supervisors engage in the interactive process to identify and create temporary transitional work assignments that conform to the temporary work restrictions.
  • Supervisor determines start date for temporary transitional work assignment, documents the assignment and supervisor and employee sign and dates the assignment.
  • Supervisor provides the employee and Risk Management with a copy of the assignment.
  • Employee starts temporary transitional work assignment as agreed upon
  • Supervisor reviews/modifies and supports employee in the return to work program
  • Temporary Transitional Work assignment concludes at 3 months, and employees are referred to Disability Programs or the CLIMB 30-Day Modified/Alternative Work Program


  • Productive and engaged workforce.
  • Recognition of employee skills and abilities.
  • Decreased wage and benefit loss due to uncompensated time away from work.
  • Collaborative contribution to a safe, healthy and productive University.
  • Timely, comprehensive and effective assistance, which supports the healing process