The goal of the Lammersville Unified School District is to ensure that appropriate benefits are paid promptly and accurately to employees with work-related injuries/illnesses. Workers’ Compensation is a state-mandated program, funded completely by the employer, and is designed to guarantee the payment of specified benefits to employees who are injured on the job. LUSD is self-insured for workers’ compensation benefits, and such benefits are paid using district funds.
What do I do if I am injured on the job?
- Notify your Supervisor immediately
- Call the Company Nurse at 1-877-518-6702
- The Company Nurse professional will triage your injury and direct you to seek medical treatment or provide you with self-care instructions.
- After your call, you can expect to receive an email from Human Resources within 24 hours which contains important information you will need to complete and return back to the Human Resources Department within three business days.
- Workers' Compensation Procedures/Employee Rights
- Employee's Claim for Workers' Compensation (DWC-1 form) *Only if you are seeking medical treatment
- Your Supervisor may include you in their Supervisor Investigation to determine how your injury happened and ways that the District can prevent the same thing from happening again.
- If you are directed to seek medical attention for your injury, ALWAYS send a copy of the work status report to Human Resources.
Where do I go for medical care?
Once you report your injury to your supervisor or employer and contact Company Nurse, any care recommendations or medical treatment directions will be provided by the Nurse. In the event medical care is required, Company Nurse will direct you to seek medical attention. The physicians must be aware this is a workers' compensation related injury. When doctors are not familiar with these requirements, it may delay benefits.
You are entitled to be treated by your own personal physician, if you have notified your employer, in writing, prior to the injury of your pre-designation selection. Your physician has to have actually served as your "personal" physician and/or surgeon and must agree to be pre-designated.
Return to work process for injured employees
- Your primary treating doctor
- Your employer
- Your claims administrator
- Your attorney, if you have one
Are there time limitations for filing a claim for injury or illness?
To claim benefits for an industrial injury you should be aware that such a claim is subject to certain time limitations. Any delay in reporting may delay workers' compensation benefits and you may not be able to receive benefits if you don't file a claim within one (1) year of the date of injury, the date you knew the injury was work-related, or the date benefits were last provided. An employee also has one (1) year from the date of injury or last date benefits were provided to institute proceedings for workers' compensation benefits. The date of injury for occupational diseases or cumulative injuries is defined in the Labor Code as the date upon which the employee first suffered disability from and either knew or in the exercise of reasonable diligence should have known, that such disability was caused by his or her present or prior employment.
Employees who are victims of crime that occur at employee's place of employment shall be given notice of their right to receive workers' compensation benefits as a result of that crime should an injury or illness occur.
- Reporting an injury
- Obtaining appropriate treatment
- Fill out a claim form
- Returning to work
- Resolving a claim
Workers’ compensation fraud is a felony
Anyone who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent material statement for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers' compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony.