What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is insurance the law requires your school district to carry at no cost to you. If you are injured on the job or become ill due to your job, workers’ compensation insurance can help by providing medical care and income, as well as assisting you in transitioning back to work as your recovery and condition allow.
Workers’ compensation insurance covers various types of events, injuries, and illnesses. An injury could be caused by a single event, such as hurting your back in a fall at work. Injuries could also be caused by repeated exposure, such as hurting your wrist at work from doing the same motion repeatedly.
What if I Have an Accident or Injury at Work?
The Puget Sound Workers’ Compensation Trust is excited to share that our member school district employees can now report workplace accidents or incidents online.
Clicking on Report an Incident will take you to an online incident reporting form. Completing this form will create an Accident/Incident Report that will be sent to your supervisor.
If you were injured during a workplace accident or incident, be sure to select “Yes” when the form asks you if you have sought, or intend to seek, medical care. Doing so will initiate a claim for workers’ compensation benefits.
If you sought medical care, your physician will also need to complete a Provider’s Initial Report and submit it to the Trust.
Questions? Call us at (425) 917-7638.