Accidents and Injuries

There are procedures to follow when  handling injury or accident reports involving the university from students and visitors.

For SJSU employees, please refer to Human Resources for assistance.

Student Accidents

In the event of an accident or injury involving a student, the highest priority must always be caring for the individual.

  • If the injury is serious, call 911 or contact the University Police Department at 924-2222 and follow their instructions.
  • If the student can be moved, take him or her to the SJSU Student Health Center.

After the student has been cared for and the accident is under control, report the incident to Budget & Risk Management:

The Student and Visitor Accident Reporting is necessary to assist the university in proper investigation and follow-up measures to prevent further accidents and to assist with the injured person's own medical insurance. It is needed in addition to any reports that UPD or other police agencies may file.

A student employee should immediately report any work-related injury or illness to his or her supervisor.  See Workers’ Compensation for more information.

Visitors Accidents

In the event of an accident or injury involving a visitor to the university, the highest priority must always be caring for the individual.

  • Immediately use a blue light phone or call the University Police Department at 408-924-2222 and follow their instructions.

After the visitor has been cared for and the accident is under control, report the incident to Budget & Risk Management:

The Student and Visitor Accident Report is necessary to assist the university in proper investigation and follow-up measures to prevent further accidents and to assist with the injured person's own medical insurance. It is needed in addition to any reports that UPD or other police agencies may file.

Information on Filing a Claim Against San José State University

All claims against San José State University must be filed with the Budget & Risk Management within six (6) months of the accident or incident date of occurrence. Completed claim forms must be mailed or delivered to the address below along with a $25 Claim Filing Fee, checks are to be made out to "Trustees of CSU." Visit the Cal State University Risk Management and Public Safety web site for further information and to obtain a claim form.

Send Claim Forms to:

The California State University - Office of the Chancellor
Risk Management and Public Safety
401 Golden Shore, 5th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802-4210