WHEN AN INJURY OCCURS.
When an injury occurs at school that requires or may require medical attention:
- Notify the principal and/or supervisor in charge;
- Allow the school nurse to assess the situation when possible;
- Notify the Risk Management Office to provide the official ‘Employer’s First Report of Injury’ and to receive instructions. Lubbock ISD cannot authorize treatment without the Employer’s First Report of Injury;
- Lubbock ISD utilizes the clinics below for initial evaluations:
Concentra – Lubbock Canyon West
6048 Marsha Sharp Fwy.
Lubbock, TX 79407
I-27 Medical Center
Lubbock, TX 79404
Lubbock Cooper Health Center
12115 Indiana Ave
Lubbock, TX 79423
Regal Park Medical Center
8214 Milwaukee Ave
Lubbock, TX 79424
The employee should identify as an employee of Lubbock ISD and inform the provider the injury is work related. Do not provide personal insurance identification/information for a Workers’ Compensation appointment.
- If a life-threatening situation occurs, please call for emergency help, and then call the Risk Management Office. (219-0280)
Due to changes in Workers’ Compensation Law, many doctors and facilities do not take WC cases. It is imperative employees inform the Risk Management Office of injuries as soon as possible.
The mission of the Risk Management Department is to exhibit a passion for all staff every day and create a culture of care and wellness.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION NON-RELATED ACTIVITIES.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION EXCLUSION NOTIFICATION
FOR NON WORK RELATED ACTIVITIES
Lubbock ISD provides workers’ compensation coverage to its employees for all required work activities performed in the course and scope of their employment. The following situations/activities (not an exhaustive list) are not considered regular work related duties:
- Bowling, Carnival Rides, Theme Park Rides, Water Park Rides, Rock Climbing, Skating, etc. Employees who participate in these types of recreational, social, or athletic activities on a field trip do so at their own risk unless their supervisor specifically requires them to participate in the activity as a part of their work duties.
- Playing sports or participating in physical activities during the school day that are not part of the employee’s job duties or directed by the employee’s supervisor. Examples would include personal exercise activities such as walking/jogging during lunch or weightlifting.
- Teachers and staff members who are not under contract and not required to be on campus will be considered volunteers and will not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits in the event they are injured on campus prior to their official employment start date.
- Off duty voluntary activities such as weekend carnivals, faculty-student basketball games, social activities, and attendance at school athletic events are not considered work related duties unless the supervisor specifically requires employees to participate and attend.
- Personal activities such as changing a flat tire or jump starting a personal vehicle that are not related to work.
- Any participation or engagement in horseplay or fighting.
Staff members who are required to attend field trips are covered under workers’ compensation during their regular supervision activities of students. Participation in recreational, social, or athletic activities that is not required as part of the supervision process will not be covered under workers’ compensation.
NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES CONCERNING WORKERS' COMPENSATION IN TEXAS
NOTICE REGARDING CERTAIN WORK-RELATED COMMUNICABLE DISEASES & ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS
RIGHTS OF AN INJURED EMPLOYEE.
ATHENS ADMINISTRATORS (THIRD PARTY ADMINISTRATOR)
P O Box 696
Concord, CA 94522
Adjuster - Judith Dye
HOW WILL WC PAYMENTS AFFECT MY CHECKS?
How will receiving Workers’ Compensation payments affect my checks?
LISD will deduct any amount of payment that Workers’ Compensation gives to the employee off of their monthly check.
WC AND SICK LEAVE?
What happens to my sick leave days when I’m on out on Workers’ Compensation leave?
Sick leave days will still be deducted to cover any days that Workers’ Compensation is not paying the employee. If payment is made from Workers’ Compensation, then a percentage of sick leave days will be returned to the employee, provided the employee still has sick leave days. If the employee is out of sick leave days, LISD will dock the employee’s daily rate for each day that there is no sick leave and LISD will dock the amount that Workers’ Compensation has already paid the employee.
Example: $240.04 x 3 weeks = $720.12 (dock on paycheck, Workers’ Compensation has already paid this amount to the employee)
Example: $720.12 divided by $206.15 (employee’s daily rate) = 3.5 days (will be given back to the employee for sick leave)
This procedure will continue until we receive a final payoff from Temporary Income Benefits or TIBS.
WC APPOINTMENTS DURING THE WORK DAY?
What happens when I have to be out for one day or attend a doctor’s appointment due to a Workers’ Compensation injury?
Your sick leave will be charged for any days that you are out for Workers’ Compensation.
DO I PAY FOR MY SUBSTITUTE?
Do I pay for my substitute out of my paycheck?
No, the substitute pay does not come out of employee checks.