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 immediately and your Campus Security. Even if you decide not to seek medical treatment, the accident/injury still needs to be documented. If your injury is after normal business hours or on the weekend and you require medical treatment, contact security on your campus immediately and contact the Claims Hotline at (877) 842-6843. They will refer you to a certified workers; compensation physician or facility. Please follow up with the Office of human resources the following business day for additional instructions and to provide copies of any paperwork you were given during your visit with the WC physician.
- 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.