Pay and Workers’ Compensation – Part One

If you are placed on a No Duty work status for a Workers’ Compensation compensable injury, you will continue to receive your City of Austin paycheck but many things are going on behind the scenes and your participation is required in order for the issues to be handled correctly and promptly.

Once you receive the work status report/DWC-73 from your Doctor or the ER, it is your responsibility to submit a copy to the AFD Work Comp Team within 24 hours.

Choosing who to treat with for your IOJ

When you sustain an IOJ (Injury on the Job) and you need emergency care, you should seek treatment at
any emergency facility for your immediate/urgent medical care needs.
For any follow-up care needed, because the City of Austin (Workers’ Compensation program) does not have
a “Network” of Doctors, you can choose to treat with any Doctor that will accept Workers Comp.
Do your research when choosing your Doctor and make sure he is willing to spend the time with you discussing
Treatment options.


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