Worker's Compensation is an insurance program which covers injuries and diseases that are work related. Fault or negligence by the employer or the employee is not considered in the injured employee’s claim for benefits. The primary objective of the program is to return the injured employee to gainful employment as quickly as possible.
In order to receive benefits for a covered injury or disease, a claim must be initiated by the injured employee by completing the following workers compensation forms as required by law.
*Recycle old forms and posters! Download new C-1 Form until packets are delivered to every site along with the updated posters. Revision date on bottom right corner must state 10/20 on the second page of the C-1 Form as well as the poster. These documents are controlled by the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) for the State of Nevada. Any modifications or additions to them must be approved by the DIR. The CCSD Worker's Compensation office has no control over the timing of these revisions but we are required to start using the updated form immediately.
Current Form Distribution:
Original kept at work site and a copy given to the employee. Fax a copy to Worker's Compensation at 702-799-2995 or mail to 4828 S. Pearl Street, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
CCSD is self-insured for all worker's compensation claims.
If an injury or occupational disease (OD) arises out of and in the course of employment, the injured employee must provide written notice to his/her supervising administrator by completing a Form C-1 as soon as practicable, but no later than 7 days after the accident or OD. C-1 Forms are available at the job site.
There may also be incidents that a supervisor wants to record as being a "near miss" for injury. In those instances, the supervisor would still complete the CCF-99 form but the employee doesn't need to complete a C-1 Form, if no injury resulted. This will allow the Safety office in our department to review situations that could have caused injury and adjust procedures or develop training to prevent future accidents.
Original kept at work site and a copy given to the employee. Fax a copy to Worker's Compensation at 702-799-2995, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 4828 S. Pearl Street, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
If medical treatment is sought, the Form C-4 is available at the place of initial treatment. The injured employee must file a completed C-4 Form within 90 days after an accident or occupational disease.
Worker's Compensation benefits may include:
Convenient Care versus Urgent Care
State law allows the school district to establish a network of preferred providers for the purpose of treating employees that are injured on the job or have an occupational disease. With the exception of life-threatening conditions, injured employees can obtain medical care only from providers who are listed on the school district-approved network of worker's compensation providers.
Preferred Provider List (Rev. Oct. 2021)
Temporary Total Disability Compensation
If the authorized treating or attending doctor has certified the injured employee unable to work for a period of at least 5 consecutive days, or 5 cumulative days in a 20-day period, or places temporary work restrictions that the school district does not accommodate, the injured employee may be entitled to temporary total disability (TTD) compensation. TTD compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured employee’s average monthly wage at the time of the injury, subject to a maximum limit set by the state. School district employees have the option to continue to receive their normal salary in lieu of TTD by using part of their accrued sick leave as income continuation supplement.
Injured employees who are unable to return to their usual and customary occupation due to permanent work restrictions established by a physician may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. The injured employee’s right to such services depends on the employee’s place of residence. Furthermore, a lump sum buyout in lieu of vocational services may be an option.
In the event a work-related injury or accident results in the death of the employee, workers compensation will cover burial expenses and survivor’s and/or dependent’s compensation subject to a maximum limit set by the state.
The information presented herein is derived from Chapters 616A to 617 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and is provided for informational purposes only. Risk Management does not render legal advice or services, and an appropriate professional should be consulted concerning legal issues.