As of January 1, 2014, AmeriSys, has assumed responsibility for handling workers' compensation claims for the University of North Florida. All injuries must be reported to AmeriSys regardless if medical treatment was sought. Employees contacting AmeriSys will speak directly with a nurse case manager who will complete a first report of injury and direct the employee to the nearest medical facility to seek treatment, if necessary. If the employee is unavailable, the employee's supervisor should call in the report. It is recommended the supervisor review the first report of injury prior to calling in the claim to review the information that will be required. Please note, UNF's location code is 0262. AmeriSys is available 24/7/365.
- AmeriSys will provide copies of all doctor's notes directly to the Office of Human Resources.
- The Office of Human Resources will work with the department and injured employee in the event the injury prevents the employee from returning to work, or causes specific functional limitations.
- The injured employee should forward any receipts and/or bills received directly to the Office of Human Resources.
All employees should familiarize themselves with the steps to take in the event of a work-related injury:
Injury requiring immediate, emergency medical treatment
In the event of a medical emergency, transport the injured employee to the nearest medical facility or call campus police for assistance. The injured employee's supervisor must contact AmeriSys at (800) 455-2079 immediately following the arrangement of emergency medical services.
Injury requiring non-emergency medical treatment:
In the event that an injury does not constitute a medical emergency but does require some degree of medical treatment, the injured employee must immediately notify his or her supervisor and then contact AmeriSys at (800) 455-2079 to report the injury. AmeriSys will direct the injured employee to the appropriate medical facility to receive treatment.
Injury requiring no medical treatment:
In the event of an injury that does not require any medical treatment, the injured employee must immediately notify his or her supervisor and then contact AmeriSys at (800) 455-2079 to report the injury. All injuries must be reported to AmeriSys, regardless if medical treatment is sought.
Important: Please visit UNF's Environmental Health and Safety website to complete an accident investigation form following any injury.
If you have any additional questions regarding workers' compensation procedures, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (904) 620-2903.