Claims

The investigation or settlement of claims against the university should not be undertaken by a department, college or other unit. If you become aware of a claim, or if someone presents a claim against the university, the claim should be referred to the Department of Insurance and Risk Management.

Under no circumstances should a department, college or other unit on any campus pay money to settle a claim without the express approval of Insurance and Risk Management and the Office of General Counsel.

Instructions for Completing a Public Injury/Property Damage Report

When operating a facility open to the public, things can happen; people may get injured, and property may get damaged. When an incident does occur, you and/or your staff should report all accidents/incidents immediately to the Department of Public Safety (781-736-5000), which will submit an accident report form to the Department of Insurance and Risk Management.

The accident/incident report is not an admission of fault by the university. It is a means of gathering information surrounding an injury or damage that occurred. The details provided assist the Department of Insurance and Risk Management in conducting a further investigation of the incident.

Your Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Office of Human Resources and the Department of Insurance and Risk Management's