, Insurance Coordinator, x3017
Monroe City Schools provides
worker’s compensation benefits to employees who are injured at work. This
benefit will cover only a work-related injury or illness, not other medical
problems. Listed below are the steps for reporting a work-related injury.
Work-Related Injury Treatment Protocol
The Principal (or his/her
designee) is to complete an Employer Report of Injury/Illness Form 1007 for
every injury and fax the completed form to Mr. Fred Atkins, Insurance
Coordinator @ 318-812-3602.
The Principal (or his/her
designee) is to call Mr. Atkins @ 325-0601, Extension 3017 for authorization to
receive treatment at St. Francis Occupational Medicine. If he is not available,
contact Mr. Bryan Williams in Human Resources for authorization, at 325-0601,
It is recommended with every
work-related injury that injured employees report to St. Francis Occupational
Medicine (located on Tower Drive) IMMEDIATELY to seek medical treatment. Please
note that this treatment will include a mandatory drug screen. Injured
employees should report to:
St. Francis Occupational Medicine
St. Francis Community Health Center
2600 Tower Drive, Suite 304, Monroe, LA
Phone: (318) 966-6320
employees are to make sure that the attending physician addresses his/her
“return-to-work” status and the exact date of injury. The “return-to-work”
release may include returning to the Occupational Medicine Program for a
follow-up visit (depending on the severity of the injury).
Injured employees are to notify
their immediate supervisor and/or principal of all work-related restrictions (i.e.,
no heavy lifting or bending, inability to stand for long periods of time, etc.)
recommended by the attending physician.
1. Please note that indemnity benefits for
work-related injuries are paid only after the initial 7 day week of waiting.
2. If an employee is off from work
due to a work-related injury, employees must use their accumulated sick or
vacation leave time during the first seven days of the injury.
3. The injured employee always has
the option of choosing his own physician; however, a choice of physician
statement must be completed in order to do so.
4. If the injured employee is
going to be off from work more than seven consecutive days due to the
work-related injury, he/she will be expected to have an interview concerning
their injury with the Louisiana Agricultural Corporation Adjuster – Melinda
Boyd or Bridget Strange.
5. If the injured employee will be
off from work more than seven consecutive days due to the work-related injury,
he/she will be required to complete a Pay and Retirement Option form.
6. Any questions regarding MCS
worker’s compensation benefits should be directed to Fred Atkins, Insurance
Coordinator at Ext. 3017.