Effective January 1, 2014, all work-related injuries or illnesses are to be reported immediately by the supervisor or department designee by telephone to:
1-800-455-2079 (toll free)
The injured or ill employee should be present for the call so the employee’s injuries or illness may be triaged and the appropriate medical care provided.
In case of emergency, call 911 for immediate medical care for the injured or ill employee.
Then, the supervisor or department designee must call AmeriSys immediately at 1-800-455-2079.
Supervisor’s (or Department Designee’s) Responsibility – What to Do
- When an incident occurs, the employee must report all injuries or illnesses to his/her supervisor or department designee immediately (no exceptions).
- Call AmeriSys immediately at 1-800-455-2079 to report the injury or illness. Except in cases of emergency, the injured or ill employee must be present with the supervisor when the injury or illness is reported.
Complete the Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors (on the
Workers’ Compensation webpage
or the HR Forms list).
- Have the completed Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors and the following information ready when you call
- AmeriSys to report an injury:
- Injured/ill employee’s home address and home telephone number.
- Injured/ill employee’s date of birth and social security number.
- Injured/ill employee’s date of employment and salary.
- Once AmeriSys has taken the required information from you over the telephone, the intake specialist will assess the employee’s medical needs and refer the injured/ill employee to a medical facility as appropriate.
- Within 24 hours of the injury or illness occurring, send the completed Accident InvestigationReport for Supervisors to Human Resources, SVC 2172, Attn: Meica Elridge by campus mail or fax (813) 974-7535.
- An AmeriSys nurse case manager will obtain the results of the initial medical visit including diagnosis, treatment plan and any injury or illness-related restrictions. This information will be provided to the supervisor immediately after the initial medical visit. Be prepared to speak with the nurse case manager regarding return to work restrictions.
- Take prompt action to correct any safety hazards.
For questions regarding the workers’ compensation reporting process, contact HR Workers’ Compensation Administrator Meica Elridge at (813) 974-5775 or email@example.com.
Important Things to Know
- Workers' Compensation pays for everything related to your work-related condition.
Employees are entitled to receive medicine and medical supplies prescribed by an authorized physician at no cost to the employee.
- Workers' Compensation is a type of insurance provided for you by your employer to cover medical costs and lost time
due to a work-related injury or illness. At USF, covered employees include
Faculty, Administration, Staff, FWSP, Graduate Assistants and Temporary employees, as well as Volunteers,
who experience a work-related injury or illness.
- The nearest Emergency Room for campus is Florida Hospital, 3100 E. Fletcher Avenue, 813-971-6000.
- An injured student can proceed immediately to the Student Health Center.
On occasion a student may be referred to a nearby medical facility for more extensive care or follow-up treatment.