In accordance with state law, the State of Rhode Island provides a comprehensive workers' compensation insurance program. This program covers any injury or illness sustained in the course of employment that requires medical, surgical, or hospital treatment. Subject to applicable legal requirements, workers' compensation insurance provides benefits after a short waiting period.
In the case of accidents that result in injury, regardless of how insignificant the injury may appear, employees should immediately notify CCRI's Campus Police and appropriate supervisor. Completion of an Injury/Incident Report is necessary to comply with laws and initiate insurance and workers' compensation benefits procedures. This form can be found on the HR 'forms' page: https://www.ccri.edu/hr/persforms/InjuryReport.pdf.