Workers' Compensation Insurance
Big Sandy ADD provides a comprehensive workers' compensation insurance program to our employees. The workers' compensation program covers injuries or illnesses sustained in the course of employment that require medical, surgical, or hospital treatment. Subject to the applicable legal requirements, this program provides benefits after a short waiting period or, in the event of hospitalization, immediately.
It is critical that you inform your team leader and the Accounting Department immediately about any work-related injury or illness, regardless of how minor it might appear at the time. Team Leaders are required to maintain a written record of any notification of employee injury, which shall include the date and time of notification as well as the date, time and description of the employee's injury. Immediate reporting ensures that, if eligible, you will qualify for workers' compensation benefits as quickly as possible and also lets us investigate the matter promptly.
Workers' compensation is intended to cover only work-related injuries and illnesses. Because of this, neither Big Sandy ADD nor our insurance carrier will be liable for the payment of workers' compensation benefits for injuries that might occur during employees' working unapproved "off-time" hours, or voluntary participation in off-duty recreational, social, or athletic activities that we may sponsor.
Policy No. 306 Issued 7/17/2003