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Workers' Compensation

The District is self-insured for Workers' Compensation. This means that the cost of medical care and any other compensation is funded mainly through the District budget. Therefore, claims reduce money available for instruction, salaries, fringe benefits, and all other costs of District operation. Administration of our Workers' Compensation claims is handled by Keenan & Associates. A fee is paid to Keenan to handle claims. This direct system saves the cost of an insurance company premium while allowing the District to monitor claims and to help individuals settle their claims quickly and efficiently.

Forms are available on the District intranet and also through school offices and the Business Services department at the District Office.

An overview of employee rights to Worker's Compensation benefits is provided for your review. 

If you have health insurance and you are injured on the job, you have the right to be treated immediately by your personal physician (M.D., D.O) or medical group, if you notified your employer, in writing, prior to the injury. Per Labor Code 4600, to qualify as your predesignated, personal physician, the physician must agree, in writing, to treat you for a work-related injury, must have previously directed your medical care, and must retain your medical history and records. Your predesignated physician must be a family practitioner, general practitioner, board certified or board eligible internist, obstetrician-gynecologist, or pediatrician. Your “personal physician” may be a medical group if it is a single corporation or partnership composed of licensed doctors of medicine or osteopathy which operates an integrated multispecialty medical group providing comprehensive medical services predominantly for non-occupational illnesses and injuries.

If you do not have a predesignated personal physician form on file prior to an injury, you will be treated by the district's designated Workers’ Compensation medical provider - Concentra.