Welcome to AmeriPark's Workers Compensation Administration Page
Instructions and resources for administering the work comp process at AmeriPark can be found here.
Proper management of work comp cases is not only required by law but also shows the employee that we are concerned for their well-being. All AmeriPark employees are covered under Worker's Compensation insurance. Anyone in leadership who has oversight responsibilities should be familiar with the processes. Due to local and federal government oversight of workplace injuries, work comp claims must be reported in accordance with each states directives. There should be no short cuts taken when dealing with work comp claims. If ever in doubt, please contact HR at 404-890-7362. In many cases, the forms will be completed by the carrier when called in, please confirm with the carrier representative when reporting the claim of any additional reporting you may need to complete.
Managing a work comp claim does not have to be intimidating. If you follow the steps listed, anyone in a leadership role can do this without too much cause for stress. First and foremost, we should always be working to prevent workplace accidents. This can be accomplished by having regular safety meetings, safety inspections, and by promoting general safety awareness at your location. Anytime a safety concern is recognized, either through safety inspections or through meetings, it is your responsibility to report these findings to your direct supervisor and in cases where danger is impending, take action to mitigate any potential injury.
Dealing with injuries
In the event you do have an accident reported, no matter how minor, it must to be documented. See section on Reporting Injuries to get the proper form and call in instructions. In many cases general first aid can be administered to the injured party without needing to visit a medical facility. It is your responsibility to make sure your location has access to a comprehensive first aid kit at all times. Work with your direct supervisor to obtain a suitable first aid kit if your location does not currently have one. All locations should additionally have on hand or have access to a fire extinquisher as well.
When an injury is reported, you must first assess the injury to the best of your ability; recognizing the limits of your knowledge with regard to medical treatment. Even if the injury does not appear severe to you but the injured worker requests treatment, we cannot deny them access to medical assistance. In some cases this may be first aid and some cases may be severe.
AmeriPark has partnered with a Nurse Triage company to help us coordinate and determine when first aid is the best choice or if the case needs to be sent to a treatment center. All non-life-threatening injuries should be called in to the Nurse Triage center for direction. By calling this number, the injured worker can describe the injury to the Nurse on the phone and treatment recommendations can be made by a professional. The Supervisor should make the call, then hand the phone to the employee. The Nurse on the other line will speak to the Supervisor once again after making a recommendation to the employee.
To Speak with a Registered Nurse Call:
Severe cases include: excessive bleeding, lacerations, loss of consciousness, broken limbs or appendage and any situation where professional medical care is required. In such cases where professional medical care is required, determine whether or not an ambulance is required and if so, call 911 immediately. If the injury is severe but non-life threatening, transport the injured worker to the designated medical facility in your area. A list of the facilities for your area is listed below.
In cases where the injured party needs to visit a medical facility, they must be accompanied by a supervisor if they have not already left the premises. In all instances, the injured worker is to be provided proper documentation before they go to medical facility. Injured workers in California must be provided a completed copy of Form DWC-1 and that should be carried with them to the facility. The DWC-1 form is part of the paperwork listed in the 1st report of injury for California. Other states may have similar requirements, be sure to complete all the paperwork required for your state in the 1st Report of Injury section.
First Aid and Declined Treatment
In cases where either the injury can be treated through first aid or the injured worker declines treatment altogether, we must obtain a declination of treatment form. A printable declination form is provided below. First Aid Claims and Declinations should not be called in to carrier. Once you complete this form, send it in to AmeriPark HR. Fax to: 866.579.8615 or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an injured worker that requires medical attention, follow the steps listed below.
Always report injuries and document.
Email notification of injury to email@example.com
- Non-life threatening injuries are to be called into Nurse Triage for instruction.
To Speak with a Registered Nurse Call: 1-888-458-4481...24/7/365 by a supervisory level associate.
- Claim should be called in to carrier (Sentry) by calling
1-800-573-6879 (1-800-5SENTRY) by a supervisory level associate. When calling in, you may not have all the necessary employee information requested such as SSN, date of hire, birthdate, etc. That's ok. Have them call HR at 404-890-7362 and we can get them that info.
- Complete a 1st Report of Injury for your state with the carrier representative and complete an internal accident report. Both are found below.
- Policy numbers 90-18769-01
- Policy Period: 7/1/2015-6/30/2016
- Report claim to your immediate supervisor and HR.
- Locate the medical facilty for your location by using the drop down box below. IF your specific location is not listed, use the location closest to you or call Coventry at 800-634-4495 to
request the name of providers.
- Transport injured worker to facility. Please be aware someone will need to stay with the injured worker until they are released to ensure they have a ride home.
Preferred Medical Locations - click drop-down box below to find the center closest to you.
See an error? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org