Workers’ Compensation coverage in Florida is a system put in place by state law to assist employers and employees to deal with on the job injury or sickness.
At the University of Central Florida, the Human Resources Department administers the program through the State of Florida Risk Management Fund and AmeriSys, the medical case manager.
The UCF Policy 3-402.1, Response to Job-Related Employee Illness or Injury, provides additional guidance.
EHS receives notification of claims to determine whether safety issues caused or contributed to the incident and to identify and recommend appropriate measures to prevent a recurrence.
Employees should report incidents to their supervisor and both should complete the 1st Report of Injury Form. Human Resources should be notified and the claim reported to AmeriSys. AmeriSys will assign a claim representative to confirm eligibility and assist the employee in securing appropriate treatment and benefits.
Any sickness or injury that occurs while in the course of employment, or which is believed to have been caused by a condition of employment, should be reported as soon as possible to supervision, UCF Human Resources, and AmeriSys at 1 (800) 455-2079.
Additional information can also be found at the State of Florida Division of Risk Management website.