The District is committed to the health and safety of all employees in the workplace. All work-related incidents and injuries, no matter how minor, should be reported to your supervisor. Any employee who reports a work-related incident must complete and sign the Employee Report of Injury form as soon as possible after the incident. Once the Employee Report of Injury form is complete, it should be forwarded to Stephanie Skinner, Risk Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workers' Compensation benefits may cover medical expenses and/or provide temporary income benefits. Employees who are unable to work due to a work-related injury or illness will be notified of their rights and responsibilities under the Texas Labor Code.
The first seven days of your injury, according to the Texas Labor Code, are called the waiting period. If you are unable to work, Board Policy (CRE-legal and local, DEC-legal and local) allows you to choose to use any available local/state leave days to supplement your workers’ compensation income benefits. If you have exhausted all of your leave days or elect not to use them, you will be docked your full daily rate. The combination of using local/state days and receiving WC income benefits may not exceed 100% of your regular pre-injury salary.
Employees with questions about workers' compensation should contact Stephanie Skinner in Human Resources at (281) 356-3571 extension 10111.