What is it? Workers’ Compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that pays reasonable and necessary medical costs if you have a compensable on-the-job injury. Under workers’compensation law, an injury or illness is covered, without regard to fault, if it was sustained in the course and scope of employment, while furthering or carrying on the employer’s business.
When am I required to report an injury? Any injury, whether you intend to seek medical attention or not, should be reported to your supervisor by the conclusion of the workday. The affected school or department must then report all on-the-job injuries to the Benefits Specialist in the Human Resources Department. Medical providers verify injuries with the Benefits Specialist prior to providing treatment, thus proper and timely reporting is essential.
Edwards Claims Administration is the third party administrator that handles injury claims for Southside. Edwards Claims does not have a network of doctors. Therefore you may go to any medical provider of your choice that accepts workers compensation insurance.