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, Ext. 3007.
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:
Injured 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.
- Please note that indemnity benefits for work-related injuries are paid only after the initial 7 day week of waiting.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Any questions regarding MCS worker’s compensation benefits should be directed to Fred Atkins, Insurance Coordinator at Ext. 3017.
Fred Atkins, Insurance Coordinator, x3017