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On-the-Job Injuries: Student Workers

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Effective Date: 
August 25, 2017
Policy Number: 
SEM 107.0
Responsible Unit: 
Risk Management Services


This policy applies to students in Student Worker Groups B–D and Graduate Assistants/Associates.


Student workers receiving a University of Arizona paycheck are automatically provided worker’s compensation insurance coverage for on-the-job injuries. Coverage includes medical care and lost wages when a student worker is injured while in the course and scope of employment, and the claim is accepted for benefits.

Workplace injuries must be reported immediately to the supervisor. For routine injuries requiring medical attention, workers may call (800) 685-2877 to be referred to a nearby authorized medical care provider. This service is available anywhere in the United States 24 hours per day, and includes triage of the injury with a nurse on the phone, and direction to a nearby medical provider facility.

For life-threatening medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 to request emergency transportation to an emergency room for treatment. The University does not recommend self-transport, or transport by others for life-threatening medical emergencies.

The supervisor must report the injury to Risk Management Services at the earliest opportunity. An online portal for injury reporting is established in UAccess. For additional information and a link to the injury reporting page, see: For additional assistance, contact Risk Management Services.

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