Employee Health

Any new employee or anyone who has moved to a position that has contact with blood or body fluids as part of the job duties must be scheduled for a pre-placement health assessment within 10 days of the first day of work. Contact VCU Employee Health Services at (804) 828-0584 for expedited scheduling.

VCU Workers Compensation and Unemployment Compensation

Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act and the Virginia Personnel Act, Virginia Commonwealth University is required to provide benefits to its employees (faculty, staff, hourly workers and student workers) who incur an injury/illness arising out of and in the course of official work-related duties.

All claims for workers’ compensation are reviewed by the State’s Division of Risk Management (DRM) third-party administrator, Managed Care Innovations (MCI), to determine if they are covered under the provisions of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act.

Although an employee may have been injured at work, a claim can be considered compensable under workers’ compensation laws in Virginia only if the injury occurred “by accident” and “was arising out of and in the course of employment.” The injury/illness also must have happened suddenly and at a specific time.

Injuries generally not covered by the Act include those caused by:

  • Misconduct
  • Horseplay
  • Failure to use safety equipment
  • Repetitive motion
  • Stress

To obtain assistance in accident investigation/prevention, contact the VCU Occupational Safety Office at (804) 828-7899 or visit the Office of Environmental Health and Safety website. For more information about Workers’ Compensation, call (804) 828-1533.


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For more information regarding VCU Employee Health Services, visit the following link: VCU CommonHealth and Wellness.