It is important that you report all accidents and incidents that result in injury, illness, or damage (however slight) to your supervisor immediately. Employee and Supervisor must fill out the Supervisor's Report of Industrial Injury (SRI) within 24 hours even if medical treatment is not used.
Mesa Community College may be able to prevent future occurrences with the information gathered from the reports collected. It is Mesa Community College’s responsibility to investigate each incident, and your responsibility to report them when they occur. A complete copy of District's "Workers Compensation Injury Procedures" is provided in the resources section of this page.
A work related injury or illness is one in which the injury or illness arises out of the course and scope of your employment, whether it occurs at your worksite or at an off-site location where you are performing job duties. Any injury to an employee during the course and scope of your employment must be reported immediately to your supervisor. The Supervisor's Report of Industrial Injury must be completed and forwarded to MCC Human Resources within 24 hours of the injury. HR will then forward the report to district Risk Management within 48 hours of the injury or illness to begin processing the claim.
When medical attention is needed, pursuant to ARS 23-908 Sec. E, the employee should go to the nearest Concentra Medical Center (CMC) or HealthWorks Medical Walk In Center (HW MWI) for initial treatment of the injury. If there is a life threatening situation, call 911 for ambulance transport to the nearest hospital emergency room. *If you elect to see your own physician, first find out if the physician works with worker's comp claims. If not, you should instead go to Concentra or HealthWorks in order to avoid out-of-pocket costs.
If the employee chooses not to see immediate medical attention at the time of the injury for a minor injury, the employee may go to one of the authorized industrial medical centers at a later date if he or she decides to seek medical attention for the injury.
Any employee covered under a policy manual and absent due to an industrial accident resulting in injury or illness to the employee will be allowed up to thirty (30) days of absences without loss of pay and without loss of current or accumulated sick leave. During this thirty (30) day period MCCCD will pay the employee the difference between the wage loss benefit check received under the Industrial Compensation laws of the state to equal his/her daily rate of pay.
Beginning the thirty-first (31st) day, sick leave will be reduced by the amount of the difference between the total salary of the employee and the wage loss benefit check received by the employee. The employee will also cease accruing illness hours. At the exhaustion of all illness hours, MCCCD will cease to pay the difference between the benefits check and the employee's full rate.
Upon return to work, the employee must provide Risk Management and the Benefits FMLA Department with a physician's release to return to full duty. If the employee is released to light or modified duty, the medical release must indicate physical limitations and approval for return to work must be granted by the employee's immediate supervisor. When an employee returns to work and needs additional follow-up visits for therapy, sick leave must be used.
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