SFMTA Workers' Compensation
Ensuring the well-being and protection of our SFMTA employees is of paramount importance to us. One crucial aspect of this commitment is the workers' compensation system, an insurance program designed to provide essential benefits to employees in the event of work-related injuries or illnesses.
The Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) oversees the California workers' compensation system and enforces the laws and regulations governing workers' compensation in the state. Our Third-party administrator (TPA) Intercare manage SFMTA workers' compensation claims and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the workers' compensation program.
Further information can be found at https://sfdhr.org/workers-compensation .
If you are injured on the job, it is crucial that you report the injury to your supervisor immediately. This will ensure that you receive proper medical attention and that your claim is processed promptly. You may also need to complete additional paperwork to document your injury and support your claim for workers' compensation benefits.
It is important to understand that workers' compensation is not a fault-based system. This means that you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent to receive benefits. Instead, the focus is on whether the injury occurred in the course and scope of your employment.
The SFMTA has a Transitional Work Program (TWP) which is designed to facilitate early return to work for injured workers within their physical limitation, which helps maintain productivity and saves cost by eliminating the need for lost time from work.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding SFMTA workers’ compensation, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or another member of our team at WCTeam@sfmta.com . We are here to help you navigate the process and ensure that you receive the benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Stay safe and take care.