Collin County Community College District has workers' compensation insurance
coverage through Deep East Texas Self-Insurance Fund (DETSIF) to protect you in the event of work-related injury or illness.
Coverage through this carrier is effective September 1, 2004. Any injuries or illnesses which occur
on or after that date will be handled by DETSIF. An employee or a person acting
on the employee's behalf, must notify the employer of an injury or illness not
later than the 30th day after the date on which the injury occurs or the date
the employee knew or should have known of an illness, unless the Texas Workers'
Compensation Commission determines that good cause existed for failure to
provide timely notice. Your employer is required to provide you with coverage
information, in writing, when you are hired or whenever the employer becomes, or
ceases to be, covered by workers' compensation insurance.
The Commission provides free information about how to file a workers'
compensation claim. Commission staff will explain your rights and
responsibilities under the Workers' Compensation Act and assist in resolving
disputes about a claim. You can obtain this assistance by contacting your local
Commission field office or by calling 1-800-252-7031.
The Commission has established a 24 hour toll-free telephone number for
reporting unsafe conditions in the workplace that may violate occupational
health and safety laws. Employers are prohibited by law from suspending,
terminating, or discriminating against any employee because he or she in good
faith reports an alleged occupational health or safety violation. Contact
the Division of Workers' Health & Safety at 1-800-452-9595.