Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Jul 6, 2015 | Category: Line of Duty Injuries | Rating:
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All teachers, guidance counselors, secretaries, social workers, school psychologists, career and technical teachers (CTEs), and lab specialists are covered by ILOD. Paras are covered for up to one year in cases of assault; otherwise they should apply for Workers’ Compensation. In certain circumstances, lab specialist and CTEs can also choose Workers’ Compensation, unless appointed to TRS.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 | Category: Line of Duty Injuries | Rating:
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For a thorough description of the steps to take and forms to complete, visit the Injury in the Line of Duty section of the UFT website.

The following forms are available from your school secretary or via the UFT website:

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Posted Aug 18, 2010 | Category: Line of Duty Injuries | Rating:
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You must report the accident or incident to the principal or designee before the close of business on the day of the injury but no later than 24 hours after the incident. If you can’t report an injury the chapter leader or designee can do it for you. If you miss the deadline because you are hurt or have other reasonable grounds, report as soon as possible. Speak to your UFT chapter leader or district representative if you think there may be a problem.

Posted Aug 18, 2010 | Category: Line of Duty Injuries | Rating:
3

That depends on how badly you are injured. If you anticipate being out of work for 10 days or less, your superintendent can approve your request for ILOD status upon receipt of your documentation. An ILOD claim cannot be officially approved until HR Connect receives all ILOD documentation from you and/or your school. But if you will be absent for more than 10 days, you must request an examination by the medical bureau.

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Posted Aug 18, 2010 | Category: Line of Duty Injuries | Rating:
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You must notify your principal and submit a Comprehensive Injury Report within 24 hours of any accident or injury on school grounds or while on school business. The only exception is if you are unable to do so because of your injury or other reasonable grounds. If you can’t do it yourself, ask your UFT chapter leader or another designee to report your injury.  If you have been assaulted or injured as the...

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Posted Aug 6, 2010 | Category: Workers’ Compensation | Rating:
5

Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance, paid for in advance by your employer, which entitles you to full medical coverage and part of your salary for job-related injuries and illnesses. You are entitled to Workers’ Compensation no matter whose fault your injury or illness may be — so long as it occurred on school property or in the normal course of performance of your work duties. The following titles are eligible for Workers’ Comp: paraprofessionals, school nurses, occupational &...

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Posted Aug 6, 2010 | Category: Workers’ Compensation | Rating:
5

You need to complete a Comprehensive Injury Report and return it to your principal within 24 hours. Make sure to tell the person attending to you that your injury or illness is work-related. Your doctor must complete an OP 198 Absence form, which you should file with your payroll secretary as soon as possible along with any doctor's notes, and file a C-4 Physician’s Report with the Workers’ Compensation Board. You’ll also need to complete a C-3 Employee Claim form, with the assistance of...

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