Workers' Compensation

Effective Date: 06/01/95

Revised: 09/01/01

Purpose:

To provide protection, care and compensation to College employees who are injured or contract occupational illnesses in the course of employment with Centenary College.

Policy:

Employees who sustain injuries which arise out of or in the course of their employment or who contract an occupational disease in the course of employment which is designated as compensable by law are covered by the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Act. Both the rate and the period of compensation are fixed by the Act.

The College meets the entire cost of the program in behalf of its employees.

Group insurance cannot be utilized for job related cases covered by Workers' Compensation.

All on-the-job injuries shall be immediately reported to the Department of Public Safety (869-5000). Responding officer(s) will render first aid as needed, contact "off campus" Emergency Medical Services if necessary, interview any/all witnesses, and document the accident in the form of a written report. The employee's supervisor is responsible for reporting Injuries or Illnesses to the Finance and Administration Office in a timely manner in order that the injured employee may be assisted in expediting his/her claim.

Note:

Eligibility for coverage by Workers’ Compensation of an employee’s accident or injury is determined by the insurance carrier in conjunction with the State of Louisiana. All requirements for eligibility for coverage, including drug testing, will apply. Employees declining to participate in drug testing will be presumed to be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Last updated 16 November 2001

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