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Workers’ Compensation

Disclaimer: The following information does not list all coverages, limits or exclusions. For full coverages, limits, and exclusions please contact the Office of Risk Management.

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.

If you have questions, or you need assistance with the reporting process, the UTSI Human Resources Office and/or the UT System Office of Risk Management are available to assist you.

State Penalties

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.

Reporting Procedures

As of October 24, 2023, the UT System Office of Risk Management has “gone live” with the new online incident reporting system: Origami. 

On-the-job Injury

For employees to report any type of work-related injury within three business days from the date of the incident.

Click here for instructions on how to report on-the-job injuries. Includes instructions for both employee and supervisor.

Step-by-Step Guide to Online Reporting

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 after calling CorVel Work Injury Nurse Line.

WC Transitional Duty Plan (TDP)

WC Payroll Options Form

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.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact the UTSI Human Resources office at 931-393-7226 or email  You may also contact the UT System Office of Risk Management at 865-974-5409 or

Contact Us

UTSI Human Resources, Equity & Diversity
411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700

Campus Workers’ Compensation Coordinator
Pam Ledford
Ph: 931-393-7504
Fax: 931-393-7268