Office of Risk Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-4929
Fax: (248) 370-2601

Report a Claim

Reporting a Claim 

Employees with Occupational Injuries and Illnesses

Occupational Injuries and Illnesses should be reported to University Human Resources Benefits Office at ext. 3484.

For information on how to report Occupational Injuries, please visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.


On-Campus Injury (non-auto/non-work)

If an injury occurs on campus, the Accidental Personal Injury Report Form should be completed and emailed to the Office of Risk Management.  In addition, a report should be made immediately to the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331 or in person at the Dispatch Operations Center located in the Police and Support Services Building.  

Property Loss or Damage of Oakland University Property

All Property Damage/Loss Claims are subject to a deductible.

If damage or loss occurs to Oakland University property, please contact the Office of Risk Management immediately. If you have a desk top computer, external hard drive, laptop or any other data storage device that has been lost, University Technology Services (UTS) also should be contacted and information on the data lost reported to them.  

3rd Party Liability Claims

In the event that a contractor working for OU causes property damage, the project manager assigned to the project shall coordinate the claim for reimbursement of such damages.

1) Obtain a copy of the contractor's certificate of insurance.

2)  Contact the contractor's business manager liaison to notify him/her of the claim.

3)  Provide the contractor's business manager with the University Risk Management contact  information.

4)  Facilities Management will provide a detailed estimate of the cost for repairs/replacement to Risk Management.

5)  The Facilities Project Manager will obtain the fund number and/or budget (either internally or through the contractor) to specifically track the necessary repair/replacement of damaged property. This information will also be provided to Risk Management.

6)  Risk Management will create a claim file and arrange for periodic meetings with the Project Manager to provide updates on the repair/replacement.

7)  Invoices and additional documentation requested from the contractor's insurer or the contractor's business manager shall be coordinated through the Facilities Project Manager. Copies of such material shall also be provided to Risk Management.

8)  If the contractor's insurer disputes the claim or provides less than a full settlement, the Facilities Project Manager will discuss with the contractor's business manager to seek resolution.

Auto Accident/Damage to OU Vehicle

If an auto accident occurs involving an OU vehicle, please contact OUPD or the local police department to file a report. Please submit a copy of the police report and a completed Vehicle Loss Report Form to the Office of Risk Management Office at 13 Police and Support Services Building, Fax#:248.370.3175, Email:

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