Workers' Compensation Benefits
The Lafayette Parish School System operates a self-funded workers' compensation (WC) plan administered by Employers' Risk Management Services (ERMS). ERMS handles the processing and monitoring of all WC claims.
If you are an employee who is injured on the job or who experiences a job-related illness, you should report your injury or illness immediately to your supervisor. For more information on what to expect when filing a WC claim, read the Key Steps in Workers' Compensation , a publication printed by the Louisiana Department of Labor. Click here for a directory of contact s which are useful in the handling of your claim.
Lousiana workers' compensation statutes prescribe many time limitations and reporting requirements for employees and employers. a summary of these statutes is provided for you if you click on the previous link.
Review these Frequently-Asked Questions to gain a better understanding of how indemnity claims are handled. All injured employees who miss one or more days of work following the date of their accident must complete a selector form and turn it in to the Insurance Department.
For supervisors and their designees who must report a WC claim, please review the procedures for reporting a work-related injury or illness. If an injured worker needs to see a physician, you may provide him or her an Authorization to Treat form.