Workers' Compensation

All employees of the University of South Carolina Upstate who are paid through the University payroll system are covered by Workers' Compensation, if they are injured while working. In addition, student internships and practicums sponsored by various departments, including the Mary Black School of Nursing, off-campus and non-paid work experience off campus coordinated through Career Services, are also covered. Any accidental injury or occupational disease sustained by employees in the course of performing their job duties may be covered.

When an Injury Occurs

It is important that when you are injured on the job, you immediately tell your supervisor so that medical treatment may be authorized and a Workers' Compensation claim filed. If the injury is not reported immediately, you may be denied the right to compensation. Refer to the Workers' Compensation Policy PDF Icon for additional details, including time lost from work and required forms.

Step 1: Go to one of the designated medical facilities in your area, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room and complete an Employee Injury Report PDF Icon.

Step 2: Have the treating physician complete a Physician's Report PDF Icon and ask that all statements and reports be sent to the USC Upstate Human Resources Office, located at 800 University Way, Spartanburg, SC 29303. If your doctor says you must miss work due to the injury, complete a Workers' Compensation Benefits Election form, located at the bottom of the Employee Injury Report, stating whether you want to use annual leave and/or sick leave, or receive Workers' Compensation.

Step 3: Notify your supervisor and contact USC Upstate's Workers' Compensation Coordinator at 864-503-5319. Your supervisor will need to submit the Employee Injury Report along with a Supervisors Report PDF Icon to the USC Upstate Human Resources Office.

Needlestick/Splash Injuries

All such injuries MUST be reported to the supervising faculty member and the charge person in the affiliated facility for investigation and identification of the source, if known. (If the exposure occurs in a health care facility, both the charge nurse & infection preventionist are to be notified for further investigation & testing of the source patient.) All follow-up visits for this type of injury are to occur at the Occupational Health Center in Spartanburg.

Authorized Treatment Facilities

You must receive medical treatment for work-related injuries at the medical facility designated for your campus:


Injuries during work hours
USC Upstate Health Services
995 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303

Injuries during work hours, if Health Services is not available
Spartanburg Regional Occupational Health Center - Westside
2660 Reidville Road, Unit 1
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Injuries between 5-9 pm on weekdays or 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. on weekends
Immediate Care Eastside Center
1200 East Main Street, Suite 12
Spartanburg, SC 29301


Injuries between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays or 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. on weekends
Doctors Care
701 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC 29607