Desert Sands's Workers' Comp

Workers' Comp

Desert Sands Unified School District is self-insured for workers' compensation. Keenan & Associates is the district's claims administrator. This means al medical and other costs associated with work injuries are paid directly by the district's general fund.

Employees must report all accidents, injuries, and near accidents/injuries immediately to their supervisor. The supervisor is required to complete an injury report for all workplace injuries and forward the report to Risk Management. The injured employee is responsible to submit a copy of each and every physician work status after a physician appointment. All physician and physical therapy appointment dates and times are required to be reported to your site and Risk Management. It is recommended that all appointments be scheduled after your normal work hours.

If an employee requires medical treatment for a workplace injury or illness, the supervisor will refer the injured worker to Company Nurse at 1-877-518-6702 and reference code QS729. The employee is required to report to Risk Management after the physician visit to obtain additiona information and treatment authorization forms.

To contact workers' compensation:

Call 760 771-8545 or email us at workers.comp@desertsands.us

Company Nurse will direct the injured employee to one of the following locations:

Eisenhower Occupational Health – La Quinta
(Kohl's Shopping Center)
78-822 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 777-7701
Hours: M-F 8 AM to 3 PM

Eisenhower Urgent Care Center – La Quinta

(Behind Applebee's)
45-280 Seely Drive
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 610-7210
Hours: M-F 8 AM to 8 PM
Sat & Sun 8 AM to 4 PM

Premier Occupational Medical Center
81719 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Suite B
Indio, CA 92201
(760) 619-3053
Hours: Open 24 Hours

Desert Urgent Care
74990 Country Club Drive, Suite 310
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-8800
Hours: M-F 7 AM to 7 PM
Sat & Sun 9 AM to 4 PM

You will be asked to show your District identification. In the event of a serious work injury, the employee should be seen at the nearest hospital emergency room and Risk Management should be notified immediately.

Questions regarding workers' compensation benefits and industrial illnesses or injuries should be referred to the Risk Management Department at (760) 771-8545 or email workerscomp@desertsands.us.

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