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Workers' Compensation

The purpose of Workers' Compensation is to provide care and compensation to University employees who are injured or contract an occupational illness in the course of employment. The UT System of Risk Management requires a Report of On-the-Job Injury or Illness to be completed by employee and supervisor for each job related injury or illness.

Life-Threatening or Serious Bodily Injury:
Immediately Call Campus Police or Go to the Nearest Emergency Room!

Report the Injury

  • If an injured worker is unable to report the injury, the injured worker’s supervisor must immediately report the injury to 1-866-245-8588 (option #2)
  • If a work injury is Life-Threatening or results in Serious Bodily Injury, it will need to be reported to the Office of Risk Management’s Workers’ Compensation Coordinator and campus Safety Officer.

Non-Life Threatening or Serious Bodily Injury

Report the Injury

  • Injured worker must inform supervisor and CorVel immediately.
  • Contact the CorVel nurse triage line at 1-866-245-8588 (option #1) to report the injury and to be directed to the nearest State of TN authorized treating physician for any medical care if needed.
    • If injured worker agrees to self-care, CorVel should still be contacted in case medical treatment is needed later. 
  • Do Not Seek Any Type of Treatment from a Physician Prior to Reporting the Injury to CorVel to avoid penalty.
    • The TN Division of Claims and Risk Management will assess a $500 departmental penalty each time an injured worker seeks non-emergency medical treatment prior to treatment (unless it is an emergency) prior to calling CorVel.
  • Injuries must be reported to CorVel within (3) business days to avoid penalty.
    • The TN Division of Claims and Risk Management will assess a $500 departmental penalty each time an employee or employer does not report a work injury within (3) business days after sustaining that injury.

NOTE: CorVel offers a PPO Lookup website to assist in locating the closest State of TN-authorized treating physician. This link will allow the injured worker to locate a physician or facility via zip code, city/state, and within a certain radius of their current location. This PPO Lookup website does not replace the requirement to call CorVel to report the injury.  All injuries must be reported to CorVel to avoid the penalty.

All Injuries Require Paperwork Completion
Complete the Paperwork

After calling triage nurse, injuried worker and supervisor should complete the following forms and return to the UTHSC Workers Compensation representative at 910 Madison Ste. 764:

Required forms must be submitted to the Employee Relations office within 48 hours of injury. 


This is a new step added to the workers' compensation process for employees who are injured at work.
CVS Caremark has been selected by State of Tennessee to assist employees in obtaining prescription drugs related to their workers’ compensation claim. The First Fill form enables employees to fill initial prescriptions written by authorized workers' compensation physicians for medications related to their job-related injuries. This form is provided to the physician's office by CorVel.

Risk Management

The Division of Risk Management administers a variety of insurance and safety programs which are designed to protect and maintain the financial integrity of all state-owned assets, and provide a safe working environment for state employees and the general public. To report a risk management occurrence involving a NON UT employee, please complete the Incident Report Form and submit to the UT Risk Management Office.

Important Contacts

  • Human Resources Workers' Compensation Representative: Brandi Martin - 901.448.8481 or
  • UTHSC Safety Officer: Tim Barton - 901.448.7374 or
  • UT Risk Management Representative: Stephanie Strickland: 865.974.0980 or
  • CorVel Corporation - Claims Management New Claims Call-In – Nurse Triage: 1.866.245.8588
    Existing/old claims (questions, documents, bills, etc…): 1.888.226.7835
  • CorVel Corporation Customer Service: 1.888.226.7835
Jan 19, 2023