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Workers' Compensation

What is “Work Comp”, and how does it work?

Workers’ Compensation is a mechanism required by law in California that requires all employers to provide for medical care for injuries/illnesses caused by working your job.  Many employers buy Workers’ Compensation insurance to cover the costs of that care, and some, like SBCUSD, cover those costs directly out of District Funds.

If you are injured at work, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Report the injury to your Supervisor immediately.
  2. Call “Company Nurse” (our medical triage service provider) at 1-888-770-0933 to provide them details about the injury.  They will recommend the appropriate medical course of action for you to take.  (note:  If your injury is a true medical emergency, call 9-1-1 first and follow up with Company Nurse as soon as possible thereafter).
  3. If you are directed to seek medical attention, Company Nurse will direct you to visit the Healthpointe Medical clinic (click here for address and map).
  4. If medical treatment is not required, only the “Employee’s Report of Work Injury/Illness” (click here for form) needs to be completed and sent to the Workers’ Compensation Department by FAX (909) 381-1225 then pony the original to the District Office – Work Comp.
  5. If medical treatment is required, the entire work comp claim packet of forms must be completed (click here for forms packet).  Print out and complete forms, and send to the Workers’ Compensation Department by FAX (909) 381-1225; then pony the original to the District Office – Work Comp.
  6. The Workers' Compensation Program is administered by Keenan and Associates, P.O. Box 4328, Torrance, CA.  90510. Designated claim supervisor is Elva Hinojosa at (951) 715-0190, Ext. 1157 OR email . The District will assist employees with coordinating workers' compensation benefits and finding temporary modified/alternate positions as appropriate . The claim reporting process will remain the same, report claims to your supervisor and company nurse.

If you need help navigating through the process, please contact anyone in the Work Comp Unit – we are here to help!

 777 N. F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Jeff Haynes, Director
Ph:   (909) 381-1166
Michelle Bigwood, Secretary III
Fax: (909) 381-1225
Sandra Gers, Claims Examiner
Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; Monday - Friday    Sugey Juarez, Claims Examiner

Rachael Ward, Workers Comp Tech
  Nicole Johnson, Clerk II

Revised: 06/14/2017

San Bernardino City Unified School District, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 381-1100
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