If you, as an employee at Binghamton University, sustain an on-the-job injury or illness, you are covered under workers' compensation and are entitled to medical treatment at no cost. Wage reimbursement procedures vary. Please contact Human Resources for information on your specific situation and follow the procedure outlined below.
ACCIDENT REPORT PROCEDURES
(Work Related Accidents and Workers' Compensation)
- Get first aid or other treatment.
- Use ambulance (Harpur's Ferry 777-3333) if you need transport in an emergency situation.
- Notify your supervisor as soon as possible if you have a work-related injury.
- Inform medical provider that you believe injuries are work-related and send medical information to the State Insurance Fund. Do NOT pay your doctor or the hospital.
- Call ARS (Accident Reporting System): 1-888-800-0029, if you have medical expenses or lost time. Currently, the ARS Call Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to collect information on work-related incidents for employees of New York State. Effective January 1, 2011, the ARS Call Center hours are changing to 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday and the Call Center will be closed on State holidays. The Call Center’s toll free number will remain 1-888-800-0029. Callers will be able to leave a message after hours and on weekends and holidays. A Call Center Representative will return their call the next business day in order to report the injury or illness and obtain an ARS incident number.
- Prescriptions should be filled by pharmacies by contacting Express Scripts (866-533-7011) without a copay. When submitting a prescription, you should give the pharmacy the following information:
- The ARS incident number
- GROUP is: NYSIF
- Complete the accident report (s). You will need to complete a form CS-13 and an Employee Accident Report (Part I. Numbered 1-22) as soon as possible. Delays in reporting may adversely affect your claim.
- Supervisor sends original completed accident report to Employee Benefits and a copy to Environmental Health & Safety (SW- Room 110).
- If you are unable to report for work as scheduled subsequent to the accident, be sure to notify your supervisor and let them know that your absence is the result of your occupational injury.
- Supervisor should notify Human Resources.
- Return to work as soon as you are able. You will be required to provide a note from your physician authorizing your return. Any return to work with restrictions will require permission from both Employee Benefits and your supervisor.
Things to remember after the accident:
- Keep HR and the State Insurance Fund updated with: Medical information...address changes...lost time...return to work.
- Keep your supervisor informed.
- Attend hearings, if necessary, and submit to medical examinations when requested.
- Submit satisfactory medical documentation.
- Contact HR before returning to work, follow return to work procedures.
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- Assist employee in getting immediate treatment when necessary.
- Assist employee in completing the accident report and calling ARS.
- Accident must be directly associated with work activities.
- Our insurance carrier for worker's compensation (work related accidents) is:
New York State Insurance Fund
Glendale Technology Park
2001 Perimeter Road East
Endicott, NY 13760
ATTN: Unit 283
Phone: (607) 741-3900
Fax: (607) 741-3918
- Physical Facilities is notified by Environmental Health & Safety of any accident that involves campus grounds; they in turn inspect the area and take appropriate action to alleviate the situation.
- IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED you should contact Human Resources Office located on the Second floor, Couper Administration (AD-244).
- You may obtain accident report forms from your supervisor, your department secretary, the Human Resources office or on our Forms page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for a list of frequently asked workers compensation/accident reporting questions.