Process for reporting an injury, disease or illness
1. Report the injury as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours after the injury by:
- filling out an Employee Incident Report
- submit this form to your immediate supervisor
- seek medical treatment if necessary
The district's Workers Compensation carrier is Special Districts Association of Oregon.
2. If injured on the job and medical treatment is required, a State of Oregon Workers Compensations form (801) must be completed and filed with the business office within 24 hours of the injury. All injuries must be reported on a district Employee Incident Report form. Forms are attached below and available on iVisions.
3. Treating doctor: Your physician is one of the most important people in the Workers Compensation system. Your treating physician will direct necessary medical treatment, authorize time loss, state the medically stationary date, rate your permanent impairment and assist your receipt of vocational services. You and your physician must communicate early and regularly with the school district.
4. If the physician takes the employee off the job, returns the employee to the job and/or prescribes job restrictions, the information must be sent in writing to your immediate supervisor, who will forward the information to the business office.
5. If off the job on a Workers Compensation Claim, or off the job for any injury or illness, the employee is required to work out with the supervisor a system for checking with the supervisor on a regular basis. This system would have as a minimum a call to the supervisor at least every five days to give a progress report. This will protect the employee's job and help the district to manage the increased workload.
6. Before you return to work after being off work for five or more days due to an injury, you must bring a doctor's release to return to the job. If you are off work for five days or more for any medical reason, you may be required to submit a doctor's release form to return to work.
7. Early Return-to-Work: You may be permitted to return to work in a modified job based upon your physician's recommendation. The district, at its option, may offer you a modified position so as to minimize job loss days prior to your full medical release for work. If refused, you may lose our workers compensation benefits.