Workers Compensation. Presented by: Sarah L. Stoker, M.S. Coordinator II, Equal Employment Opportunity & Risk Administration March 27, 2014

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1 Workers Compensation Presented by: Sarah L. Stoker, M.S. Coordinator II, Equal Employment Opportunity & Risk Administration March 27, 2014

2 What is Workers Compensation? Workers Compensation pays medical expenses and helps offset lost wages for employees and volunteers with work-related injuries or illnesses. May apply to health students involved in a clinical experience and visitors.

3 What benefits does Workers Compensation provide? Covers 2/3 of the employee s gross salary after they have missed 3 days of work (Use sick or vacation leave for the 3 days. If you are off more than 14 days, you will be reimbursed for the 3 days.) Hourly employees are off without pay

4 How long do I have to work at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) before I am protected by Workers Compensation? You are entitled to Workers Compensation benefits for workrelated injuries or illnesses as soon as you begin working at SLCC, even if you work part-time.

5 Who pays for Workers Compensation? SLCC; the cost cannot be deducted from your wages

6 Can my claim be denied because I was at fault for the injury? No. Workers Compensation is a no-fault system.

7 Who is SLCC s Workers Compensation insurance carrier? Workers Compensation Fund 100 S Towne Ridge Pkwy Sandy, UT (385)

8 Reporting an Injury

9 Who do I report a work-related injury or illness to? Notify your supervisor immediately; it is their responsibility to report the injury or illness to EEO & Risk Administration by the next working day. Sarah Stoker Mikel Birch (801) (801)

10 When reporting, it s helpful, but not required to know the following: Name of Injured Employee Phone Number of Injured Employee Date and Time of Injury Summary of Injury Actions Taken Witnesses Conditions of Accident/Apparent hazards

11 Report of Injury/ SLCC Incident Form SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE INCIDENT FORM SLCC OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT Name (Last, First, Middle) Student Number Telephone Day: Evening: Address Parent or Responsible Guardian: Name of individual notified: Injured person left scene of injury by : He/She was released to: Date: Date: DOB/Age Sex Female Classification/Status Male Student Faculty Staff Visitor Other Date and Time of Incident Severity Non disabling (loss of less than one full day of normal activity) Disabling (loss of one or more full days of normal activity) Jurisdiction On college property or in college conducted activity SLCC Campus: Off campus in non college conducted activity ACTIVITY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT/EXPOSURE: (i.e.driving auto, transporting items, etc. ) DETAILS OF ACCIDENT/INCIDENT: (Describe in full the events, conditions and factors that contributed to the incident) TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Athletic or physical education Recreation or entertainment Instruction Exterior walk or sidewalk Other, specify Street or highway Commerce or industry Service or maintenance Undeveloped area PART OF BODY INJURED: Emergency care & individual status: First Aid Injured party refused treatment WITNESSESS: (Name, Address, Phone Numbers) Individual referred to hospital/medical facility for evaluation. LOCATION: (Bldg Rm No. be specific) NATURE OF INJURY: Cut Puncture Poisoning Inhalation Open Wound Burn, Bruise Exposure Internal Injury Other (explain) Foreign Body Police Contacted: Yes / No Office of Risk Management Contacted: Yes / No Time Called: Date: Instructions given: Action to prevent similar incidents: This report prepared by: Title & Signature: Address: Date: Please fill out form, sign and return to the following: Original: Office of RiskManagement Copy: Injured Party Copy: Department Office of Risk Management October 2009

12 Medical Attention

13 Where do I go for medical attention? Intermountain Healthcare WorkMed 1685 W S. 201 E S. #100 SLC, UT Murray, UT M-F 7:30 AM 5:30 PM M-F 8 AM 5 PM

14 Where do I go for medical attention? During evening/night/weekend hours, if possible, wait until Intermountain WorkMed is open; otherwise, go to a listed Workers Compensation Preferred Provider (www.wcfgroup.com) Go to the Emergency Room only for threat of life or limb.

15 What if I have a Blood Borne Injury? Follow the protocol at the facility where you were injured; if the facility does not have a protocol go to: University of Utah Infectious Diseases University Hospital Clinic 1A 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, UT M-F 8 AM 5 PM, call for an appointment

16 Can my employer or its insurance company require me to go to a specific doctor or hospital for treatment? Only for the first visit.

17 Filing a Claim

18 How do I File a Workers Compensation Claim? When EEO & Risk Administration is notified of an injury, we will schedule a time to meet with the employee to file the claim on-line. Filing typically takes about 30 minutes. Claims should be reported to Workers Compensation with-in 7 days after the injury or illness (12-hours for serious injury or illness).

19 Returning to Work

20 When can I return to work? You can return to work when you are able to do so. You should consult with your Physician to obtain a Full-Duty Work Release or a Temporary or Transitional Work Assignment.

21 What is a Temporary or Transitional Work Assignment? Temporary assignment that restricts the employee s activity as per doctor's orders It has a beginning date and an ending date Signed off by the employee, the employee's supervisor and the Transitional Work Coordinator (Sarah Stoker) Must use sick, vacation, or no pay for doctor appointments that are scheduled during the work day, unless appointments cannot be scheduled at any other time.

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