California's no-fault Workers' Compensation (WC) plan was passed by the State legislature almost a century ago to guarantee prompt, automatic benefits to employees who sustain on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Almost every employee in California is protected by workers' compensation.
The District is insured through a Joint Powers Authority, Alliance of Schools for Cooperative Insurance Program (ASCIP). A third-party administrator, Athens handles the claims to ensure that all workers' compensation benefits are paid to injured employees in accordance with the State regulations.
There are numerous medical facilities designated for care through the Medical Provider Network. Please click on the links below for detailed information and instructions.
IMPORTANT TIMELINE TO FOLLOW
Employees must report any work-related injury as soon as feasible to his/her manger, no matter how minor the incident and regardless of whether a medical care is necessary at the time. If the manager is not available, follow the department and/or campus communication protocol to report the injury (i.e. contact the Office Manager, Campus Safety, etc.)
Managers must provide information for immediate medical care, if necessary, and a claim packet to the injured employee within 24 hours of notice of injury. This includes injuries that occur offsite or during after hours.
Note: Providing the workers' compensation claim form is an employer's obligation, but filing a claim is not a requirement for the injured employee. It is a benefit available to all employees.
Regardless of whether or not the injured employee requires medical care or files a claim, both the manager and the employee must complete their respective reports within 72 hours and send both reports to the Risk Management office.
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