The first thing to do is to notify your supervisor or department head immediately. Any injury, no matter how slight, must be reported. If you or your supervisor judges that medical attention is needed, the supervisor must call ComPendium Services at 1-877-709-2667 to report the injury and assist in completing the First Report of Injury. You will be referred to Redfern Health Center. In the event of life or limb-threatening emergencies, treatment should be sought at the nearest emergency facility. More on the procedures for reporting Workers' Compensation can be found here.
If the employee does not wish to seek medical treatment at the time of the injury, the employee's supervisor should complete the First Report of Injury and forward to the Office of Risk Management. In the event the employee must seek medical attention for the injury at a later date, the supervisor must advise the Office of Risk Management, who will then contact Compendium to report the work injury. This will avoid a late penalty charge to the department by the South Carolina Worker's Compensation Commission.