Injury/Medical Assistance

In medical emergency situations, call 911.

Reporting a Work-Related Injury

For medical emergencies, call 911 for help. After emergency medical care is secured, contact UF Workers’ Compensation at (352) 392-4940 to report the incident.

If a Non-Life Threatening On-the-Job Injury Occurs:

  • The employee should notify a supervisor and then immediately contact the UF Workers’ Compensation Office at (352) 392-4940. UF Workers’ Compensation will complete the state required First Report of Injury form for the employee. Injured employees who do not think they require medical care should still contact UFWC to discuss the circumstances of their accident.
  • If you require medical attention, contact UF Workers’ Compensation prior to going for care. UF Workers’ Compensation staff will direct you to an authorized medical care provider to treat your injury, thereby insuring that you do not incur any expenses.
  • When you arrive at the authorized medical provider’s facility, be prepared to show proof of identification in the form of a UF ID, driver’s license, or other acceptable picture ID.
  • Contact your supervisor daily or as directed by your supervisor in order to keep him/her informed about your medical progress, on-going treatment, and prognosis for recovery.
  • Read UF’s modified duty statement. When your medical provider releases you to work, regardless of the limitations/restrictions you may have, you must be willing and available to return to the workplace.

After Hours Work-Related Injuries

  • If you are injured while performing your assigned job duties after hours, these two facilities are available:

Emergency Physicians Medical Center
(352) 872-5111
2445 SW 76th St, Suite 110 (At the intersection of Tower Road and SW 24th Avenue)
OPEN FOR AFTER HOURS CARE:
Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Emergency Medical Center
(352) 331-4357
6121 NW 1st Place (Across from Sears at the Oaks Mall)
OPEN FOR AFTER HOURS CARE:
Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Simply identify yourself as a UF employee who was injured on the job and show them your Gator 1 Card and personal insurance card.
  • After you have been treated, please immediately contact the Workers’ Compensation Office at (352) 392-4940 and follow the directions given.
  • An emergency room should only be used for life-threatening injuries or for after-hour care of injuries that require immediate attention, such as burns, eye injuries, chemical exposures, head injuries, and similar traumatic injuries. Simple sprains, strains, bumps, bruises, minor lacerations, etc., should not normally require that an employee go to the emergency room. 

For more details regarding requirements for handling work related injuries please reference the Human Resources Workers’ Compensation page: http://hr.ufl.edu/manager-resources/employee-relations/workers-compensation/#reporting

 

Source: Human Resource Services

Version Date: 06/07/2012