Workers' Compensation

The purpose of the Workers' Compensation program is to coordinate and manage claims relating to work-related injuries sustained by University employees. Some aspects of the claims process include: reporting an injury, obtaining medical treatment, and returning the employee to work. The University policies and procedures can also provide guidance, especially in areas, such as time & leave and payroll issues. It is our ultimate goal to return employees to work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Reporting Workplace Accidents

Please report any injury or illness to AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079.

If an employee sustains a work-related injury or illness that requires emergency medical treatment, they should go directly to the hospital or if needed call emergency medical services by dialing 911. The supervisor or designated employer representative should immediately contact AmeriSys and provide the injured employee’s name, where they are going for treatment, and the employee’s date of birth. AmeriSys will immediately contact the medical facility to initiate medical case management. AmeriSys will contact the supervisor once the emergency situation is under control. The supervisor/designated Department representative should complete an Accident Investigation Report and forward it to the Workers’ Compensation Manager within 48 hours of the accident.

If an employee is injured and requires non-urgent or no medical treatment , the employee must immediately report the accident to the supervisor/designated Department representative who should immediately report the claim to AmeriSys. This will initiate medical treatment or create a record of the accident. The Accident Investigation Report should be completed and forwarded to the Workers’ Compensation Manager within 48 hours of the accident.

Should an injury occur resulting in the death of an employee, the supervisor/designated Department representative should immediately report the death to the following: Workers’ Compensation Manager, Adline Norwood at 850-645-2731; the Associate Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Laymon Gray at 850-645-2279; and the Division of Workers Compensation Claims at 1-800-219-8953. Once this has been done, the accident should be called into AmeriSys.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How do I report a work-related accident?
    A: Immediately notify your supervisor and/or designated department official. All accidents must be reported within 30 days of knowledge that the cause of your condition could be work related.
  • Q: Where can I get the necessary forms for reporting an injury?
    A: From the Office of Human Resources' website at workers’ compensation site info.
  • Q: How is medical treatment provided for a work related injury?
    A: All medical treatment (except for emergency care) must be authorized by AmeriSys. An injured worker must notify their supervisor immediately. If medical care is needed the Supervisor will report the accident to AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079 with the exception of First Aid accidents. (accidents or incidents that occur that do not require medical treatment). If you do not seek medical treatment from an authorized provider, you are responsible for payment for your own medical expenses.
  • Q: Do I have to seek medical care immediately?
    A: No, but you must report your accident so that we have a record if treatment is required at a later date.
  • Q: What happens if I am not able to return to work following an injury?
    A: Florida State University provides all employees with the exception of OPS workers forty hours of disability leave. This time can be utilized to go to authorized medical appointments or for days off from work that has been certified by an authorized medical physician.
  • Q: What happens when the initial forty hours of disability benefits are exhausted?
    A: If you have returned to work and are using the time to go back and forth to medical appointments, you must use your own personal leave time. If you are totally off work because of your injury, workers' compensation benefits will begin.
  • Q: Who pays workers' compensation benefits?
    A: The Florida Department of Financial Services will assign a Claims Specialist to your file. This person will be responsible for the payment of your workers' compensation benefits.
  • Q: At what rate are compensation benefits paid?
    A: If you are completely disabled from work, benefits are paid at 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage based upon 13 weeks of your earnings prior to your accident. This income is tax free. You may also utilize your sick and personal leave to maintain full pay status.

Location Codes

DEPARTMENT CATEGORY LOCATION CODE
FACILITIES, OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE E & G 0123
GROUNDS & RECYCLING E & G 0124
BUILDING SERVICES E & G 0125
EDUCATIONAL AND GENERAL ACTIVITIES 0126
AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES 0127
CONTRACTS & GRANTS 0128
LOCAL FUNDS 0129
RINGLING CULTURE CENTER 0130
BUSINESS SERVICES AUXILIARY 0131
HEALTH CENTER AUXILIARY 0133
PARKING SERVICES AUXILIARY 0134
HOUSING AUXILIARY 0135
RECREATION LOCAL ACCOUNT 0136
UNION LOCAL ACCOUNT 0137
ATHLETICS LOCAL ACCOUNT 0138
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE E & G 0139
FSU POLICE DEPARTMENT 0140
AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES MEDICINE 0141
ENGINEERING 0143
FOUNDATION 0144
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