Accidents/Injuries/Worker’s Compensation

Accidents/Injuries/Worker’s Compensation

Accidents that occur during the course of the workday must be reported to the school nurse or in the school nurse’s absence, a member of the school administrative team.  Accident reports must be filed within twenty-four hours of the event. School nurses, office staff, and/or department supervisors possess the required accident forms.

 

Massachusetts General Law (chapter 152, section 73A) mandates employers provide Worker’s Compensation benefits to employees who are injured on the job.  Compensation includes the payment of loss income and medical expenses.  Employees may elect to combine Worker’s Compensation benefits with sick leave benefits.  Please see district policy 4104 for more information.