REPORTING WORK-RELATED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
An employee is provided coverage for lost wages and medical expenses that result from a job-related accident or illness in accordance with the Workers' Compensation laws of the State of Florida.
District Board of Trustees Policy 6Hx-18-5.07 "Illness in the Line of Duty Leave" allows full-time employees up to five (5) duty days of full compensation for absences due to on-the-job illnesses or injuries which are determined necessary by a certified workers' compensation physician.
If you need emergency medical assistance:
- Call 911 and then Campus Security.
- Inform the emergency room staff that you sustained a workers' compensation injury.
- You will need to be drug tested by the emergency room in accordance with Board Policy 6Hx-18-5.84 "Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace".
- After being treated by the emergency room contact the Office of Human Resources at 868-3133 or 868-3134 for follow-up instructions.
If your injury does not require emergency medical assistance:
- Contact your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources immediately. (If your injury is after normal business hours contact security on your campus immediately and human resources the following day). Even if you decide not to seek medical treatment, the accident/injury still needs to be documented by human resources.
- If you do require medical treatment, human resources will refer you to a certified workers' compensation physician or facility. If after normal business hours, Campus Security will provide you with a Worker’s Compensation Information card. Do not go to your personal physician as it will not be covered under workers' compensation.
- You will also be given paperwork in order to be drug tested in accordance with Board Policy 6Hx-18-5.84"Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace".
After seeing the physician:
- The doctor or facility will complete a form regarding your work status, restrictions and a follow up date (if necessary) which is to be provided to human resources.
- If the physician determines you are unable to work:
- If the doctor determines you are not able to return to work immediately, call your supervisor and the Office of Human Resources regarding your situation. Full-time employees may be eligible for Illness in the Line of Duty Leave. Otherwise, the College's workers' compensation carrier will begin paying 66 2/3 of the employee's salary after the waiting period required by law.
- If the doctor determines that you can return to work and you choose to take time off, the time must be charged to your sick time.