At Austin Community College (ACC), we prioritize the well-being of our employees, and that’s why we offer Workers’ Compensation. This essential coverage provides protection and support to our staff in case of work-related injuries or illnesses. If an employee gets hurt on the job or suffers a work-related health issue, Workers’ Compensation steps in to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and even disability benefits. Our goal is to ensure a safe and secure work environment for all our employees, and this policy plays a vital role in providing them with the necessary support during challenging times.
Filing a Claim
To start filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim, have a witnessing ACC employee to complete the Validation of Employment section in the Workers’ Compensation packet. Then, send the packet to the Office of Risk Management & Transportation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Worker’s Compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. As an ACC Employee, you are covered by Worker’s Compensation for any injuries or illnesses that occur within the scope of your employment.
Yes, as an ACC Employee, you are eligible for Worker’s Compensation benefits. The coverage includes a wide range of work-related injuries and illnesses, such as accidents on campus, occupational diseases, and injuries sustained while performing job-related tasks.
While recovering from a workplace injury, you may be entitled to various benefits, such as medical treatment coverage, temporary disability benefits to replace lost wages during your recovery period, and compensation for any permanent disabilities resulting from the injury.
If you ever get injured or sick while working at ACC, it’s essential to let your supervisor know immediately. You can then ask your supervisor or a co-worker to help you fill out the necessary form. You have up to 30 days to report any job-related injury or illness to your supervisor.
Your medical expenses related to the work-related injury will generally be covered by Worker’s Compensation. In most cases, you may be required to see a designated healthcare provider authorized by ACC’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier for initial treatment. Subsequent treatment may require re-authorization from the insurance carrier.
Depending on the nature of your injury, ACC may make accommodations or adjustments to your work duties or provide a phased return-to-work plan to ensure a smooth transition back to your regular job responsibilities.
We strive to keep your personal information protected in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
Office of Risk Management & Transportation