Workers' Compensation

JCPS provides a Workers’ Compensation Program to all employees at no cost. Workers’ Compensation is paid 100 percent by the Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBE). If you are injured in the course and scope of your employment, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits. These benefits may provide for the cost of related medical care and prescriptions as well as compensation for lost wages and other applicable benefits required by law.

Workers’ Compensation benefits are automatically coordinated with your accumulated sick leave; therefore, you will not receive an amount greater than 100 percent of your regular daily pay. If you do not have accumulated sick leave, you will only be eligible to receive up to 66 2/3 percent of your compensation benefits as required by state law.

If you are injured on the job, you must complete an Employee Illness/Injury Report at your work location as soon as possible within 72 hours of your injury/illness.