On-the-job Injury Information
Workers’ Compensation insurance provides medical and wage benefits to employees who suffer on-the-job injuries.
Any employee with a work-related injury may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
The Workers’ Compensation program at the University of Tennessee is designed to best serve the needs of the University and its employees. The program is managed by the Tennessee Department of Treasury Division of Claims and Risk Management and is currently administered by CorVel Corporation, one of the nation’s leading claims management organizations.
If you sustain any on-the-job injury, we require you to report it to CorVel within 3 days. Follow the reporting procedures below.
To avoid a $500.00 penalty to your department:
- All injuries must be reported to CorVel within three (3) business days.
- All injuries must be reported to CorVel before getting medical care.
As of October 24, 2023, the UT System Office of Risk Management has “gone live” with the new online incident reporting system: Origami.
For employees to report any type of work-related injury within three business days from the date of the incident.
Paper/fillable forms will no longer be used such as the Injured Worker Statement, Supervisor Statement or Reporting Procedures. All information should be entered via the new portal.
STUDENTS: If you are a student and the injury did not occur while you were in the course and scope of your paid position, please complete a “General Liability” incident report.
Return to Work Program
In July 2016, the University of Tennessee and the State of Tennessee implemented a Return to Work (RTW) program. This program is designed to assist injured worker(s) in their return to meaningful, productive, employment as quickly as possible. The department in which the injured worker(s) is assigned will coordinate with Human Resources, the Office of Risk Management, CorVel, and the injured worker(s) to design a modified work plan, if applicable. For more information, please refer to HR0398 – Transitional Duty/Return to Work Program.
UTSI Human Resources, Equity & Diversity
411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700
Campus Workers’ Compensation Coordinator