E. Work Related Injury Reporting
It is the responsibility of employees to report all work related injuries or illnesses immediately so that appropriate medical attention may be procured and injury reports may be completed. Workers' Compensation insurance covers work-related injuries.
The procedure for reporting injuries/illnesses that require medical attention other than first aid is as follows:
For injuries resulting in an absence from work, Workers' Compensation requires a three- day waiting period before wage replacement benefits begin. Westmont will pay the three-day waiting period. An employee who is absent from work for 10 calendar days or more as a result of a work-related injury or illness may request that sick leave be coordinated with Workers' Compensation benefits by notifying the Human Resources office. (See Leave of Absence at 6.6 E )
If a holiday falls during an employee's absence for a work-related
injury or illness, and if the employee would otherwise have been eligible
for the holiday pay, upon request Westmont will pay the employee the
difference between the Workers' Compensation benefit and normal pay
for the holiday.