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Workers' Compensation

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What You Must Do If You Are Injured on the Job

Seek Medical Attention

If medical treatment is needed, your treatment options are:

  • Any private physician authorized by the Worker's Compensation Board. You can use this web link for assistance in finding a physician: http://www.wcb.state.ny.us/hps/HPSearch.jsp
  • For emergency treatment go to the St. Luke's Hospital emergency room; call CU Public Safety at 212-854-5555, or call 911.

GAB Robins
123 William Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10038
Phone: 212-815-8900
Fax: 212-732-5509

Reporting the Injury

The Accident Report Form

Report the injury to your supervisor immediately. Complete a Departmental Accident Report Form for Workers’ Compensation Benefits (PDF). The form must be completed by you and your supervisor without delay. Be sure to keep a copy of this form for your own records and submit the original to your supervisor or designated departmental administrator.

Late reporting may result in a delay in processing your claim.

Note : Workers' Compensation Claims are to be reported by the designated departmental administrator by contacting GAB Robins at 877-749-1826.

Remember

In addition to filling out the necessary forms, you must provide your supervisor with medical documentation (a doctor’s note) to cover your absence and keep him/her properly updated regarding your anticipated return to work date.

How to Follow Up on Your Claim Information
  • GAB Robins
    123 William Street, 15th Floor
    New York, New York 10038
    Phone:
    212-815-8900
    Fax: 212-732-5509
  • Columbia University HR Disability Benefits
    Phone:
    212-851-7000
    Email:
    hrdisability@columbia.edu

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Medical Center

What You Must Do If You Are Injured on the Job

Seek Medical Attention

If you need medical treatment, your options are:

  • Workforce Health and Safety, 1st Floor Harkness Pavilion; open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; telephone: (212) 305-7590.
    Note: You must have a CU ID card to be seen
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Emergency Room, 1st Floor Vanderbilt Clinic
  • Any private physician authorized by the Worker’s Compensation Board. To find a physician, click here.
When treating for a workplace injury, you do not need to pay the doctor or hospital and your private insurance should not be billed. If any charges are incurred, please save all your receipts and mail them to our insurer GAB for processing.

GAB Robins
123 William Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10038
Phone: 212-815-8900
Fax: 212-732-5509

Reporting the Injury

The Accident Report Form

Report the injury to your supervisor immediately. Complete a Departmental Accident Report Form for Workers’ Compensation Benefits (PDF). The form must be completed by you and your supervisor without delay. Be sure to keep a copy of this form for your own records and submit the original to your supervisor or designated departmental administrator.

Late reporting may result in a delay in processing your claim.

Note: Workers' Compensation Claims are to be reported by the designated departmental administrator by contacting GAB Robins at 877-749-1826. A copy of the report should also be faxed to HR Disability Benefits at 212-851-7069.

Remember

In addition to filling out the necessary forms, you must provide your supervisor with medical documentation (a doctor’s note) to cover your absence as well as keep him/her properly updated with respect to your anticipated return to work date.

Do not fill out a disability form (DB-450) unless you receive a “C-7” (Notice of Controversion) from the insurance carrier (GAB Robins) or the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Whom to Call to Follow up on Your Claim Information

GAB Robins
123 William Street, 15th Floor
New York, New York 10038
Phone: 212-815-8900
Fax: 212-732-5509

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