Procedure for Accepted Claims
Once a claim is approved, YORK authorizes medical treatment and issues any temporary or permanent disability payments related to the claim. The Los Angeles Community College District is self-insured and the cost arising from the workers' compensation claims are paid directly by the District.
When you are losing time from work on an approved claim, you are entitled to two-thirds of you average weekly wage. The District pays the two thirds and supplements the amount with Industrial Illness Leave for the first 60 days of the leave. Once the Industrial Illness Leave has expired your accrued sick leave is used to supplement the two third providing you with your regular salary. The Payroll Department issues your regular salary as long as you have available sick time. You will have to send a request to your supervisor if you would like to use your vacation time once your illness leave has exhausted. Once you have exhausted all of your illness leave and vacation time (used upon your request only), York Insurance Services Group will mail a check to you for approximately two-thirds of your weekly salary, up to a maximum amount determined by the State of California.
By law, there is a three-day waiting period before workers' compensation temporary disability payments begin. This waiting period for temporary disability benefits is waived if you are hospitalized for treatment more than observation, or you are disabled for more than 14 days. However the District pays the regular full time employee's full salary for the first 60 days of lost time for his/her industrial injury or illness.
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