What Do I Do if I Get Injured at Work???
1. It is the employee's responsibility to report the injury to their principal or supervisor immediately. At that time the necessary forms will need to be completed and sent to Risk Management.
2. If you need medical attention you should go to *US Healthworks located at 1109 S. W. 10th Street, Ocala. If it is a serious injury, you need to go directly to Munroe Regional Medical Center. (*If US Healthworks is closed, you may report to CareSpot Express Healthcare, located at 2415 SW College Road, Ocala. CareSpot is to be used between the hours of 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on weekends.)
3. It is the employee's responsibility to give their Supervisor a copy of their duty status report from the doctor's office as soon as possible.
4. If a specialist is necessary, US Healthworks will refer you.
5. If the authorized workers' compensation physician places you at "no work", you will receive up to ten (10) days of Illness-in-the-line-of-duty (ILOD) pay. If you continue to be on a "no work" status beyond the ten (10) days, you will receive workers' compensation at the rate of 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage. At that time, you may use 33 1/3% in "accumulated" sick leave to receive 100% of your salary.
6. If you are placed on "light duty" you must report to your supervisor and they will provide a "light duty" position, which will accommodate you based on your restrictions. If your Supervisor cannot accomodate your restrictions, Risk Management will coordinate a light duty assignment for you. If you choose not to come to work, you must use your own sick leave time.
7. Your employer has a "Drug Free Workplace Program". Therefore, if you test positive for drugs or alcohol at the time of accident, you could lose your workers' compensation benefits.
8. If your injury occurs because you were not following safety rules or using safety appliances provided by your employer your monetary compensation may be lowered by 25%.
9, If you have questions in regards to your injury and an attorney does not represent you, the Risk Management Department will be happy to assist you. You can call 671-6910. However, in the event that an attorney represents you for your work related injury, the School Board employees are barred from discussing the facts of your case with you directly.