Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

8442 - REPORTING ACCIDENTS

The Board of Education directs that all reasonable efforts be made to insure a safe learning and working environment for the students and employees of this County.

To that end, and so that legitimate employee claims for worker’s compensation be expedited, the Board requires that accidents be reported and evaluated. Any accident that results in an injury, however slight, to a student, an employee of the Board, or a visitor to the schools must be reported promptly and in writing to the Board office. Injured persons shall be referred immediately to the appropriate personnel for such medical attention as may be appropriate.

The injured employee, visitor, or the staff member responsible for an injured student shall complete a form that includes the date, time, and place of the incident; the names of persons involved; the nature of the injury to the extent that it is known; and a description of all relevant circumstances.

Any employee of the Board who suffers a job-related injury must report the injury and its circumstances to the principal or job supervisor, as appropriate, as soon as possible following the occurrence of the injury, but no later than twelve (12) hours.

In addition to the injury report, all injured employees shall complete, if applicable, applications for benefits for compensation from the workers' compensation fund and election of Option Forms which may be obtained from the office of the Board.

W. VA. 126 CSR 158
W. VA. Code 23-1-14