Policies and Procedures
Employers are required by the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Law to provide prompt medical and disability benefits for injuries sustained on the job by workers resulting in partial or total incapacity or death.
Do not report the incident if no medical attention is required, as your department will be charged (read memo under Quick Links). Instead, complete an Incident Only Form.
The supervisor or authorized departmental representative should immediately report work-related injuries by calling 1-877-656-RISK (7475). Then, the employee should call AmeriSys at 678-781-2848 to speak with a case manager who will assist in selecting a physician, scheduling an appointment and obtaining follow-up care.
Transportation & Process
In case of an emergency the injured person should never attempt to transport themselves, or have their friends or non-medical co-workers transport them.
Call Campus Police 404.894.2500 or (9) outside line and 911. If their injury truly is life-threatening, there could be complications such as convulsions, cardiac arrest. An ambulance and/or appropriate medical personnel should always be called to transport the injured person if it is truly a life-or-limb threatening emergency event.
For other minor non-emergency/non-life-or-limb threatening injuries, it may be possible to transport the person via another means to an approved medical facility.
After the injured employee is admitted the supervisor or authorized departmental representative must notify AmeriSys Manage Care at 678-781-2848. Finally, the supervisor or designated person must contact DOAS at 1.877.656.RISK (7475) to obtain a WC number and to ensure that the claim is properly set up for payment.
For follow-up care the employee should call AmeriSys at 678-781-2848 to speak with a case manager who will assist with selecting a physician and scheduling appointments.
Note: An employee will not be reimbursed for medical bills if the accident occurred on their way back from lunch on campus.