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Workers' Compensation

 

Any employee, regular or term, who sustains a job-related injury or illness in the course of employment with the University, and receives treatment from an approved provider, and whose claim is submitted and approved by the Division of Claims Administration, is covered under the State of Tennessee Workers' Compensation Program.


If you are injured and need medical treatment

 

  1. Report the accident/injury immediately by phoning Kathy Taylor at 425-4452 or Human Resources at 425-4221 before seeking medical treatment.
  2. Seek treatment from an authorized medical provider.
  3. Return the Medical Provider form and paperwork received from the healthcare provider and the Employee Acknowledgment form to Kathy Taylor.
  4. Complete and sign an Accident Report and give to your supervisor for completion.
  5. Your supervisor will also complete and sign the Accident Report and complete a Supervisor's Report and Supervisor/Department Checklist.
  6. If you are off work for over a week, it is the employee's responsibility to keep your supervisor and Human Resources informed of your return to work status. Upon your return to work, inform Kathy Taylor as soon as possible. Read UT Human Resources Policy 397: Workers' Compensation.
  7. Upon your return to work, you must stay in the Sedgwick Claims Management network of providers. If an unauthorized provider is used, the employee will be responsible for payment of bills. Phone Sedgwick James at 1-800-526-2305 for any referrals to other providers, treatments, or durable equipment.

If you do not need immediate medical treatment

  1. Report the accident/injury immediately by phoning Kathy Taylor at 425-4452 or Human Resources at 425-4221.
  2. Complete and sign Accident Report and give to your supervisor for completion.
  3. Your supervisor should sign the Accident Report and complete a Supervisor's Report.
  4. If you need treatment at a later date, phone Kathy Taylor or Human Resources before seeking medical treatment.

Insurance Guidelines for leave without pay due to Workers' Compensation  

If an employee is placed on leave of absence without pay as a result of an on-the-job injury, the University will provide the monthly premium for the employee's health insurance coverage. The University will continue to provide the monthly premium for health coverage as long as the employee is receiving a temporary lost disability payment from the State of TN Workers Compensation Administrator. However, it is the employee's responsibility to provide the premium payment for all optional coverage (dental, life, disability). The University will NOT send a billing for the premiums and it is the employee's responsibility to provide the premium payment by the 1st of each calendar month.


updated February 26, 2014

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