553.1 Workers' Compensation

P-553.1 In compliance with Missouri law, the College maintains Workers' Compensation coverage on all employees. This coverage is intended to provide medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness, as well as payment for time missed because of a work-related injury or illness.
Pr-553.1.1 In the case of a medical emergency, dial 911. All injuries or illnesses arising from employment must be reported to the supervisor and the Department of Public Safety immediately. The College’s Department of Public Safety will complete a report and provide the employee with a Workers’ Compensation Treatment Authorization form that the employee will present to the health care provider in order to receive treatment. Employees seeking treatment must go to:
  • St. Luke’s Urgent Care, located at 1051 Wolfrum Rd., St. Charles, MO 63304, between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • After 8:00 pm employees must obtain treatment at the Emergency Room at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, located at 10 Hospital Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

If a prescription is needed as part of the treatment, the employee will receive a form listing all participating pharmacies.

Pr-553.1.2 The College will pay for time lost because of a work-related injury or illness during the remainder of the normal workday in which the incident occurs. Workers' Compensation payments for lost wages are not made for the first three (3) full days of lost wages, per state law. Employees may request use of accrued vacation, sick, or personal time for the first three (3) days absence from work. If the employee is off work more than 14 calendar days, payments will be made from the first day of lost time.
Pr-553.1.3 Workers’ Compensation payments are two-thirds (2/3) of the employee’s average gross weekly wages and are not subject to state or federal income tax or FICA.
Pr-553.1.4 For information on potential impact of worker’s compensation leave on retirement benefits, the employee should refer to the PSRS-PEERS website at www.psrs-peers.org.
Pr-553.1.5 Employees returning to work after being absent due to a work-related injury or illness must report to the supervisor prior to beginning work, and must provide a doctor's release to return to work. All doctor’s releases must be forwarded to the Human Resources department.
S-553.1 Under RSMo. 287.020, Missouri law guarantees certain benefits to employees who are injured or become ill because of their jobs. According to Missouri law, a work-related injury is one that occurs in the course of employment and an injury by accident is compensable only if the accident is the prevailing factor in causing both the resulting medical condition and disability. Similarly, an injury by occupational disease is compensable only if the occupational exposure was the prevailing factor in causing both the resulting medical condition and disability.
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Content Owner: Donna Davis—ddavis@stchas.edu
Page Updated by: Jessica Trimborn
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Date Revised: 03/26/2009