What should I do if my employee is injured?
Obtain whatever emergency treatment is required immediately. If the injury is not an emergency, the employee and his/her supervisor should call AmeriSys together to report the injury. AmeriSys is the State’s medical case manager. AmeriSys will instruct the employee where to go for treatment. If the employee is not available, the supervisor should report the claim. AmeriSys' phone number is 1-800-455-2079.
What are my responsibilities after the claim has been reported?
You should instruct your injured employee that they are to keep you advised of their work status following every medical appointment. Your agency should make every effort to accommodate work restrictions when needed and return the employee to work as soon as possible. You should communicate to the Division of Risk Management (DRM) adjuster immediately when an employee is taken off of work by the authorized physician, when their disability exceeds 40 hours, if you cannot accommodate work restrictions and when the employee has returned to work following being out of work. Finally, you should report any information which could impact the workers’ compensation claim to your DRM adjuster.
When do I need to complete a wage statement?
Wage statements will need to be completed on any file in which the employee’s disability exceeds one week or 40 hours. The adjuster will need the wage statement within a day or two of this event occurring. A wage statement is also needed on cases where no indemnity benefits have previously been paid but the employee is placed at maximum medical improvement with an impairment rating.