Workers' Compensation

As required by law, MIT provides Workers' Compensation Insurance that pays benefits when you are injured or become ill as a result of your MIT employment.


You are eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits from the first day you are employed by MIT.

Who is NOT eligible
  • visitor
  • contractor
  • affiliate
  • honorary lecturer
  • non-MIT student program worker
  • international visiting student
  • post-doctoral fellow
  • paid by MITemps

For Employees Injured on the Job

You must report any work-related injury or illness to your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor is required to file an online injury report within 24 hours of the incident. They may need to obtain information from you and any witnesses about the incident. Failure to do so may interfere with and possibly jeopardize your Workers’ Compensation coverage.

MIT policy requires that you seek medical attention from the MIT Medical Department immediately following the injury. If you are physically unable to report to MIT Medical, call the MIT police at (617) 253-1212 or dial 100.

For Supervisors

Report any work-related injury or illness in Atlas:

 Report an Injury

Payroll time administrators must enter the correct pay code for industrial accidents. Contact us below for assistance.

Have Questions?

Contact the Workers' Compensation Office:

MIT Main Campus

MIT Workers' Compensation
77 Massachusetts Avenue, NE49-5000
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-9496
Fax: (617) 253-1502

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Office

Lincoln Laboratory Environmental Health and Safety
244 Wood Street, Room S1-130
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: (781) 981-2382
Fax: (781) 981-0145