WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE Policy Code: 7635
All school district employees shall be covered by workers’ compensation insurance pursuant to legal requirements. This insurance provides coverage for medical expenses and reduced pay benefits for employees injured as a result of accidents arising from and in the course and scope of their employment.
Any employee who is injured on the job must notify his/her supervisor immediately. Accident forms are provided at each school and should be completed no later than five (5) days after the accident occurs if it is to be covered under Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Employees will be required to obtain medical verification of accidents to substantiate workers compensation claims, including anticipated length of time that the employee will remain out of work.
Legal References: G.S. 115C-36, -47, -256, -337, -340; 135-5, 135-100 to 135-114
Cross References: Insurance (policy 8340)
Adopted: May 19, 1997
Revised: July 9, 2007