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Reporting Illness or Injury

Report all illnesses or injuries to the UT System Office of Risk Management. Follow all instructions for your situation and role. Visit the Risk Management website for more information

  • EHS staff also receive notices of these incidents.
  • Please contact EHS directly with any urgent needs.

On-the-Job Injuries

Employee accidents must follow all Workers Compensation requirements including timely and proper reporting to CorVel. The State of Tennessee can issue substantial fines to your department for failure to report, delayed report, or seeking treatment for non-emergencies prior to reporting.

Employees include: anyone who receives pay directly from UT and is listed in IRIS as an active employee, not “Friend of the University”

  • Full and part time staff
  • Faculty
  • Graduate Assistants (GAs, GRAs, GTAs)
  • Student Assistants (employees)
  • Workstudy students

When asked by CorVel: “Who is your employer?’’ Answer with the appropriate response below:

  • ‘I work for the State of TN – UT Knoxville (UTK)’
  • ‘I work for the State of TN – UT Graduate School of Medicine’
  • ‘I work for the State of TN – UTIA – College of Veterinary Med. (CVM)’
  • ‘I work for the State of TN – UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA)’

Employee Accident Procedures

Non-Employee Accidents

When an accident involving a non-employee occurs an incident report must be completed, which can be found under General Liability. Do not report employee accidents here.

Non-employees include:

  • Visitors
  • Volunteers
  • Friends of the University
  • Students not employed by the University

Please follow the “General Liability” instructions after the link.

Non-Employee Accident Procedures

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