CKE(LEGAL) - INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES MANAGEMENT: WORKERS' COMPENSATION

Options

  1. Becoming a self-insurer;
  2. Providing insurance under a workers' compensation insurance policy; or
  3. Entering into an interlocal agreement with other political subdivisions providing for self-insurance.

Employee

  1. Is in the service of a political subdivision and is paid on a piecework basis other than by the hour, day, week, month, or year; or
  2. Performs services that may benefit a political subdivision, or is employed by or under contract with a performer providing those services, but does not receive payment from the political subdivision for the performance of the services, if the services are performed in connection with the operation or production of a musical, vocal, or theatrical performance, or another entertainment event.

Notice to TDI

Notice to Employees

Report to Carrier

First Report of Injury

Copy to Employee

Notice of Modified Duty Program

Supplemental Report of Injury

  1. The end of each pay period in which the employee has a change in earnings, including reporting all post-injury earnings as that term is used in 28 Administrative Code Chapter 129 [see Offsetting Paid Leave Against Workers' Compensation Income Benefits, below], as a result of the injury; or
  2. The employee resigns or is terminated.
  1. The employee begins to lose time from work as a result of the injury;
  2. The employee returns to work; or
  3. The employee, after returning to work, experiences an additional day(s) of disability as a result of the injury.

Injury and Occupational Disease Report

Wage Reports

  1. The date the employer is notified that the employee is entitled to income benefits; or
  2. The date of the employee's death as a result of a compensable injury.

Record of Injuries

  1. The name, address, date of birth, sex, wage, length of service, social security number, and occupation of the employee;
  2. The reported cause and nature of the injury, the part of the body affected, and a description of any equipment involved;
  3. The date, time, and location where the injury occurred;
  4. The name of the employee's immediate supervisor;
  5. The names of any witnesses (if known);
  6. The name and address of the treating health-care provider, if known; and
  7. Any voluntary benefits paid by the employer under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.

Ombudsman Program

First Responder Liaison

  1. An individual employed by a political subdivision of this state who is:
    1. A peace officer under Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.12;
    2. A person licensed under Health and Safety Code Chapter 773, as an emergency care attendant, emergency medical technician, emergency medical technician-intermediate, emergency medical technician-paramedic, or licensed paramedic; or
    3. A firefighter subject to certification by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection under Government Code Chapter 419, whose principal duties are firefighting and aircraft crash and rescue; or
  2. An individual covered under Labor Code 504.012(a) who is providing volunteer services to a political subdivision of this state as:
    1. A volunteer firefighter, without regard to whether the volunteer firefighter is certified under Government Code Chapter 419, Subchapter D; or
    2. An emergency medical services volunteer, as defined by Health and Safety Code 773.003.

Reports of Safety Violations

Relation to Paid Leave

  1. The value of any full days of accrued sick leave or accrued annual leave that the employee voluntarily elects to use after the date of injury; and
  2. The value of any partial days of accrued sick leave or accrued annual leave that the employee has voluntarily elected to use after the date of injury that, when combined with the employee's TIBs, exceeds AWW.

Offsetting Paid Leave Against Workers' Compensation Income Benefits

Prohibited Discrimination

  1. Filed a workers' compensation claim in good faith.
  2. Hired a lawyer to represent the employee in a claim.
  3. Instituted or caused to be instituted in good faith a proceeding under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
  4. Testified or is about to testify in a proceeding under the Texas Workers' Compensation Act.
  1. A peace officer whose duties include responding rapidly to an emergency;
  2. Fire protection personnel under Government Code 419.021;
  3. A volunteer firefighter who is certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection or by the State Firemen's and Fire Marshalls' Association of Texas or a member of an organized volunteer fire-fighting unit as described by Government Code 615.003;
  4. An individual certified as emergency medical services personnel by the Department of State Health Services;
  5. An emergency response operator or emergency services dispatcher who provides communication support services for an agency by responding to requests for assistance in emergencies; and
  6. Other emergency response personnel employed by an agency.

Leaves of Absence

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CKE(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 37

DATE ISSUED: 12/5/2019