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Workers Compensation

Workers' Compensation is a State-Regulated Insurance Program that:

  • Pays reasonable medical costs if you are injured on the job

  • May pay income benefits to replace part of the wages you lose because of an on-the-job injury

  • Pays income benefits if you have a permanent impairment from an on-the-job injury and

  • Pays death benefits to your legal beneficiaries if you are killed on the job

Workers' compensation will replace 70% or 75% of an employee's lost wages, depending on hourly rate, if the injury or illness causes the employee to lose all of his/her income for more than seven days. An employee becomes eligible for Temporary Income Benefits (TIB) on the eighth day that a work-related injury or illness causes the employee to lose all of his/her usual pay.

An employee, injured in the scope of his/her employment, will be allowed to use his/her state personal business days to supplement his/her workers' compensation Temporary Income Benefits until those state personal business days are exhausted.

An employee shall report an on-the-job injury to his/her supervisor by the conclusion of the work day. The affected school or department must report all on-the-job injuries and/or work-related illnesses to the MISD Risk Management Department 972-882-5561 within 24 hours.

RELATED LINKS

Employee Notice of TASB Alliance Requirements / En Español

MISD Employer's First Report of Injury Form (PDF)

List of Local TASB Network Doctors

First Fill Card: Workers' Comp Prescriptions

Texas Department of Insurance - Division of Workers Compensation

Notice of Injured Employee Rights and Responsibilities (PDF) / Aviso sobre los Derechos y Responsabilidades para los Empleados Lesionados (PDF)