Article T - Worker's Compensation

Employees of the Athens Regional Library System are covered by Worker’s Compensation medical coverage when performing normal functions of their jobs. Any employee who is injured on the job whose injury results from reckless behavior, being under the influence of alcohol or illegal controlled substances, or deviation from the normal work assignments, may jeopardize their coverage under Worker’s Compensation and may receive no benefit. Any employee who does not report an injury, in the proper manner, while on the job, may jeopardize their coverage under Worker’s Compensation, may receive no benefit, and will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Personnel Policy. (ARTICLE J )

H. 4. Workers' Compensation Insurance

Employees of the Athens Regional Library System are covered under the provisions of the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, which governs all Workers' Compensation issues. Any employee who is injured on the job and whose injury results from reckless behavior, being under the influence of alcohol or illegal controlled substances, or deviation from the normal work assignments, may jeopardize their coverage under Workers' Compensation and may receive no benefit. Any employee who does not report an injury, in the proper manner, while on the job, may jeopardize coverage under Workers' Compensation, may receive no benefit, and will be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Personnel Policy.

Employee rights and responsibilities related to Workers’ Compensation are explained in legally posted notices in staff areas of each ARLS library.

H. 4. a. Job-related Accident or Injury

All workplace injuries and accidents must be reported immediately to the supervisor. This ensures prompt and appropriate medical treatment, allows for timely completion of reports as required by law, and enables eligible employees to qualify for coverage as quickly as possible. Except for emergencies (in which case the employee should seek immediate emergency treatment), if medical attention by a physician is needed, the employee must use one of the physicians specifically listed on the Workers’ Compensation Notice posted by the library on staff bulletin boards in each library location. Failure to report an injury or to receive medical treatment from a physician on the posted panel may jeopardize payment of medical bills or other benefits under Workers’ Compensation insurance.

(10-17-2017)