Each full and part-time employee
of Laredo College is covered under the college's Workers
Compensation Insurance Plan. This plan offers employees medical care and
temporary income benefits in case the employee suffers a work-related accident
To qualify, employees must report
any and all work-related injuries or illnesses to their supervisor immediately
Depending upon the severity of
the injury, employees may need to seek immediate medical attention. In cases
such as this, the injured employee's supervisor must receive knowledge of the
incident as soon as possible.
For work-related injuries or
illnesses not requiring immediate medical attention, the employee's supervisor
must have knowledge of the incident prior to the employee leaving the premises
to seek treatment.
Employees should forward copies
of all relevant Workers' Compensation paperwork personally received to the
Safety and Risk Management Office to ensure proper and expedient processing of
Medical information is held by Laredo College in strict confidence in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 "HIPPA" guidelines.
How to report
can call us at 956.721.5852 for help during normal business hours.
clicking on the link below you will be taken to the LC Accident Reporting
the form first and make sure you have your facts in mind before you
it asks about your relationship to Laredo College select “Employee”.
print a copy for your accident report forms before you submit the
print down a copy of Your Rights and Responsibilities under the
Texas Workers Compensation System.
work supervisor will be sent a Supervisors' Investigation of Accident Form if appropriate for them to fill out.
Make a point to call or sit with your supervisor to let them know about your
incident and to help them finish their part of the accident reporting process.
the unlikely event that you are injured and lose time from work for 7 days or
more and you wish to be paid; you must tell us in writing whether you wish to
use some or all of your leaves. For your convenience we have linked the “Employee Election to use Paid Leave” form. Return this form to the Safety & Risk
Management Office as soon as possible. When you return the Employee Accident
report to the Safety & Risk Management office the Payroll department will
be notified to review your leave account.
you have questions about your rights and responsibilities are while out on a
worker's comp injury, please consider contacting the "Ombudsmen" at
the Office of Injured Employee Counsel (a free service from the Division of
Workers Comp) at 1.800.393.6432. The staff is employed by the Division of
Worker's Compensation, Office of Injured Employee Counsel. They are not
employed by Laredo College or the colleges' Worker's Comp insurance carrier. The
"Ombudsmen" are not lawyers; however, they are trained in the field
of workers' compensation law and procedures. They provide free assistance to
injured persons such as yourself, who are not yet represented by attorneys. For
more information, click here.
LC Accident Reporting Form
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