Workers' Compensation Coverage

  • Injured while at work?

    Employees should report all work-related injuries immediately to their supervisor.

    • If the injury is life or limb threatening, call 911.
    • If the injury is not critical, the employee will be instructed to seek medical attention from the workers’ compensation department, 913-780-8051.
    • Work-related injuries occurring after regular business hours must be reported to the workers’ compensation department the next business day.
    • Employees should be taken to any hospital in the case of an emergency, a designated health care clinic during working hours, or a designated walk-in clinic after hours.
    • The supervisor should contact the workers’ compensation department at 913-780-8051.

     

    Medical treatment must be authorized by the workers’ compensation department after speaking with the injured employee directly.

    The workers' compensation plan will provide coverage for medical expenses and wages to the extent required by statute to those employees who qualify; however, the amount of workers' compensation benefits and paid leave benefits shall not exceed a regular daily rate of pay. An employee using paid leave, in combination with workers’ compensation, will be charged for one full or partial day of sick leave, as provided for in the sick leave policy or the negotiated agreement, for each day of absence until the employee’s sick leave is exhausted.

    Any employee who is off work and receiving workers' compensation benefits shall be required to provide the designated workers’ compensation coordinator with a written doctor’s release before the employee is allowed to return to work. In addition, should the employee be released to return to work by a doctor and fail to do so, all benefits under paid leave shall terminate, and those benefits under workers’ compensation shall be restricted as provided by current statute.

    Whenever an employee is absent from work and is receiving workers’ compensation benefits due to a work-related injury or is receiving district paid disability insurance, the employee may use available paid sick leave to supplement the workers’ compensation or district paid disability insurance payments. Workers' compensation benefits and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits provided in a board-approved plan shall run concurrently if both are applicable.

     

    Workers’ compensation coverage is provided for all employees regardless of assignment, length of assignment, and/or hours worked per day as required by current statute. Benefits are for personal injury from accident or industrial diseases arising out of and in the course of employment in the district.  An injured employee must notify his or her supervisor and the workers’ compensation department within 20 days of the injury or within 20 days of repetitive trauma in order to be eligible for benefits.

    Reference BOE policy EBAA