Worker’s Compensation: Explanation

Workers’ compensation is a state mandated insurance program that governs how employees are compensated for covered occupational injuries and illnesses.  Workers’ Compensation provides medical, disability and wage replacement benefits as a direct result of a work related injury or illness.   For additional information on Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation: www.mass.gov/dia

The University is self-insured for worker’s compensation in Massachusetts. Our workers’ compensation insurance program is administered by a third party vendor, Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. (CCMSI).   CCMSI is responsible for managing all Workers Compensation claims, including evaluating compensability of each claim and working directly with the injured employee on coordination of benefits.

Boston University supports a transitional work program which ensures employees transition safely back to work following an occupational injury or illness.  It is the University’s policy to return an employee to work as soon as medically possible. Often an employee may be able to return to work, but is not capable of performing all of the duties of his or her position. CCMSI in collaboration with Occupational Health, Human Resources, employee’s supervisor and Office of Risk Management will coordinate to return the injured employee to a modified position until they are fully healed and capable of all of their former duties.