Workers’ Compensation

The City of Miami Beach has an arrangement with CorVel Corporation to provide administration of our Workers’ Compensation Program to ensure that our employees receive immediate quality medical care and return to work as soon as possible.

 

Onsite Claims Examiner

CorVel Corporation
Cathy Reid
813.637.8937 or 305.673.7524
Cathy_Reid@CorVel.com

 

On-the-job Injury Procedure

In the event of an on-the-job injury/illness, the following procedures must be followed:

  1. Report the injury/illness to your supervisor immediately, regardless of the severity, so the proper reporting can be completed in the CorVel CareMC reporting system.
  2. If your injury/illness requires medical attention, and is not life-threatening, proceed the Initial Care Center in order to receive treatment.  If your injury/illness occurs after hours of an Initial Care Center, then proceed to the nearest Emergency Room.
  3. If your injury/illness requires medical attention, and is life-threatening, then proceed to the nearest Emergency Room.
  4. If you do not require immediate medical attention, you must still report the injury/illness to your Supervisor so that It may be recorded onto the Minor Injury Log.
  5. Follow the instructions of the treating physician regarding your work status, limitations, next appointment, and referrals.
  6. Provide all return-to-work documentation to your Supervisor.
  7. Advise your Supervisor if you will not be reporting to work due to instructions of your treating physician.
  8. Do not go to your personal physician for an on-the-job injury/illness unless authorized to do so by Risk Management.  Unauthorized medical treatment will be at your own expense.
  9. The City has a Return-To-Work Program, and will make every attempt to accommodate your temporary light duty assignment.
  10. Contact the HR Risk Management Office for assistance with any work related on-the-job injury/illness.

Initial Care Center:

Fast Care

825 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Suite 100

Phone: 786.923.4000

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Emergency Room (nearest hospital):

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

4300 Alton Road

Miami Beach, FL 33140

 

Employee Rights

  • You have the right to confidential and accessible medical care.
  • You have the right to timely, quality medical treatment.
  • You have the right to return to your work position when physically able to do so and as soon as released by your Primary Care Provider.

 

Employee Workers’ Compensation Criminal Violations

The following are criminal violations of s. 440.105, F.S., that constitute a felony of the first, second or third degree depending on the monetary value of the fraud as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, F.S.:

  • Filing a false claim of on-the-job injuries or exaggerating injuries.
  • An injured employee or any party making a claim of an on-the-job injury/illness will be required to provide his or her personal signature attesting that he or she has reviewed, understands, and acknowledges the following statement:
  • “Any person who, knowingly and with intent to injure, defraud, or deceive any employer or employee, insurance company, or self-insured program, files a statement of claim containing any false or misleading information commits insurance fraud, punishable as provided in s. 817.234.”
  • If the injured employee or party refuses to sign the document, benefits or payments shall be suspended until such signature is obtained.

How to Get More Information and Help With Your Claim

Division of Workers’ Compensation Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office:

  • The Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office (EAO) will assist you at no cost with questions or concerns you may have about your workers’ compensation claim.
  • EAO works on your behalf to resolve issues with your workers’ compensation claim.
  • EAO offices are located around the state to assist you.

Phone: 1.800.342.1741

The Division of Workers’ Compensation
For additional information click on “Information and FAQs” on the left side of the Division’s homepage.