Injuries and Workers' Compensation For Student
Winthrop University provides
workers’ compensation insurance coverage for students
internship courses or programs.
Insurance coverage is
administered by the State Accident Fund (SAF) with medical
case management provided by Compendium Services, Inc.,
through a contractual agreement with SAF.
claims are filed electronically by Compendium Services in
response to the telephone submission of a “First Report of
Injury” from the student intern’s supervisor.
When an injury or illness is determined by SAF to be
work-related, the student intern’s medical expenses
including prescription drugs and mileage for doctor’s visits
in excess of 10 miles per round-trip may be paid.
Questions regarding the workers’
compensation plan or reporting procedures should be directed
Gregory ‘Thadd’ Bridges,
Workers’ Compensation Administrator, at 803-323-2392 or
Reporting Minor Injuries or Work-Related Illnesses:
- Should any non-paid student
intern sustain a minor injury or develop a work-related
illness while performing their internship duties, they
must immediately report the injury or illness to their
Should medical treatment be needed for the injury or
illness, the supervisor must contact Mr. Bridges at
803-323-2392 or call Compendium Services directly at
877-709-2667 to file the “First Report of Injury” and
receive authorization for treatment.
All non-emergency medical
treatment must be pre-approved by Compendium Services.
In Rock Hill,
non-emergency medical treatment is provided by:
1393 Celanese Road
Rock Hill, SC
In internship locations other than Rock Hill, Compendium
Services will provide the name(s) and location(s) for an
authorized medical treatment facility.
If the supervisor contacts
Compendium Services directly, they must also notify Mr.
Bridges of the injury or illness claim.
Student interns should report all
injuries and work-related illnesses to their supervisor, no
matter how minor they may seem at the time.
An intern who fails to
report an injury or work-related illness may risk being
denied benefits by SAF should medical treatment be needed at
a later time.
event of a serious or life-threatening injury that requires
immediate or emergency medical attention,
call 911 or the appropriate emergency response service for the
Compendium Services and Mr.
Bridges must be contacted as soon as the situation
If an injured intern is
transported to an emergency medical facility for
treatment, the supervisor or a designated representative
should accompany the intern and remain at the facility
until the intern is either admitted or released.
The supervisor or designated
representative should inform the treating facility that
a workers’ compensation claim may be filed for the
injured intern and be prepared to provide the following
insurance information, if needed:
For treatment authorization and case management:
Compendium Services, Inc.
TEL 877- 709-2667
FAX 877- 710-2667
For billing and payment information:
State Accident Fund
P.O. Box 102100
Columbia, SC 29221-5000
For verification of internship enrollment and insurance
Gregory ‘Thadd’ Bridges