Workers' Compensation

The goal of San Diego Unified School District is to ensure that appropriate benefits are paid promptly and accurately to employees with work-related injuries/illnesses.

Workers' Compensation is a state-mandated program, funded completely by the employer, and is designed to guarantee the payment of specified benefits to employees who are injured on the job. The District is self-insured for workers' compensation benefits, and such benefits are paid using district funds.

Sedgwick Claims Management Services is the claims administrator for the District's workers' compensation claims. Sedgwick can be reached toll-free at (800) 842-8560.

CalOSHA Reporting

The reporting of work related injuries/illnesses is mandated by Workers' Compensation Law and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CalOSHA) regulations.

The Site/Department is required to call CalOSHA at (619) 767-2280 in the event of a serious injury of an employee (one that might require overnight hospitalization or death).
*Call within 8 hours of the accident. Reporting delays can result in CalOSHA fines to your department.
*Call Risk Management if there is any question whether to contact CalOSHA regarding an employee illness or injury.

All work-related injuries/illnesses must be reported immediately

  • Call 911 if the injury or illness is an emergency.

  • Promptly provide or obtain necessary first aid when appropriate.

  • When to Call Cal-OSHA

What to do if you are injured on the job

Employees and Volunteers (who have been processed and screened)

  1. Notify your supervisor immediately if you experience a work-related injury/illness.

  2. Seek medical treatment, when needed, at the nearest authorized Clinics and Hospitals (Occupational Medical Facilities). The list of facilities is posted at your site and on the Risk Management website.

  3. Provide work status reports/updates from your doctor to your supervisor immediately after every doctor's visit regardless if you are working or not working.

  4. Employees who have a pre-designated personal physician on file with Risk Management will be directed to see their own doctor. Contact Risk Management to confirm that a completed form is on file by calling (858) 627-7345.

Supervisors are required to

  1. Direct the injured employee, when needed, to the nearest authorized Clinics and Hospitals (Occupational Medical Facilities). The list of facilities is posted at your site and on the Risk Management website.

  2. Investigate every work related injury or illness immediately upon occurrence.

  3. Complete, print, and immediately fax the Supervisor's Report of Injury/Illness - Form 78 to the Risk Management Department at (858) 627-7353 or scan/email to [email protected]; do not wait for a principal/department head's signature.

  4. After faxing, give the form to the principal/department head for review and signature.

  5. Fax or scan/email a copy of the Form 78 with principal/department head signature to the Risk Management Department, retaining the original report for site records.

  6. Obtain Work Status Reports/Updates from the injured employee after every doctor's visit, regardless if they are working or not working.

Employees and volunteers with questions regarding their workers' compensation claim may call Sedgwick Claims Management at (800) 842-8560.

List of District Occupational Medical Facilities


Workers' Compensation Forms