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Viewing Policy: SP 4157.1 Work-Related Injuries



 WORK-RELATED INJURIES

 

The San Benito County Superintendent of Schools desires to provide its employees with insurance and workers’ compensation benefits in accordance with law. The County Superintendent or designee shall develop an efficient claims handling process in order to reduce costs and facilitate employee recovery.

 

An employee shall report any work-related injury or illness to his/her supervisor as soon as practicable. Upon learning of an injury, a supervisor shall promptly report the incident to the County Superintendent or designee and the insurance carrier as appropriate.

 

The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that every new employee is notified of his/her right to receive workers’ compensation if injured at work and that injured employees are given notice of rights in accordance with law.

 

The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that notifications regarding workers’ compensation are posted in accordance with law including a notice regarding workers’ compensation benefits which shall be posted in a conspicuous location frequented by employees, where the notice may be easily read during the workday. (Labor Code 3550)

 

The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all employee notices described above are in the form prescribed by the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Division of Workers Compensation.

Upon learning of a work-related injury or illness, or injury or illness alleged to have arisen out of and in the course of employment, the County Superintendent or designee shall report the incident to the Department’s insurance carrier within five days after obtaining knowledge of the injury or illness. If a subsequent death arises as a result of the reported injury or illness, an amended report indicating the death must be filed with the insurance carrier within five days after being notified of or learning about the death. (Labor Code 6409.1)

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE: 1294 Rights of certificated employees; 1297County employee for purposes of workers’ compensation insurance; 1311 Employment of persons to positions not requiring certification qualifications ; 44984 Industrial accident and illness leaves, certificated employees 45192 Industrial accident and illness leaves, classified employees

LABOR CODE

3200-4855 Workers’ compensation, generally

3550-3553 Employee notice

3600-3605 Conditions of liability 3760 Report of injury to insurer

4600 Provision of medical and hospital treatment by employer

4906 Disclosures and statements

5400-5413 Notice of injury or death

6409.1 Reports

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8 :15596 Notice of employee rights

 

Management Resources:

WEB SITES

California Department of Industrial Relations: http://www.dir.ca.gov

 

 

Policy Approved: 2-08-19