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    Procedure Staff Protection 

    File: 6512P

    Workers' Compensation
    Workers' compensation is an insurance program which covers job-related injuries and occupational diseases. School staff members are covered by a self-insured program which has been approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. The staff member is protected in two ways:

    1. Medical costs resulting from job injuries are paid,
    2. Injured employees are paid a partial wage while off work because of a job injury or illness due to on-the-job causes.

    When a staff member is injured on the job with a time loss, the district shall grant full sick leave for the first three days provided the staff member has accumulated sick leave to cover. For each day covered by workers' compensation the employee may use accumulated sick leave to make up the difference between the workers' compensation payments and the employee's regular salary. In such instances, total pay shall not exceed the staff member's regular pay.

    Current practice codified 1988

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.: 
    RCW 28A.58.425 
    RCW 28A.58.620 
    RCW 28A.58.630 
    RCW 28A.87.010 
    RCW 28A.87.231 
    WAC 296-15, generally 

    CONTRACT REF.: 
    Lake Washington Education Association Agreement, Article XXIV, secs. 8, 9, and 10 

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