Workers' Comp Information

IF YOU:

  • are an employee of The University of Tennessee, and
  • have an accidental injury while you are working at your job,

then you may be covered by the Workers' Compensation Program of the State of Tennessee.

 

 

TO FILE A CLAIM so that your medical bills may be paid, you must follow these steps:

 

  • REPORT the accident/injury to your supervisor immediately.
  • SEEK NECESSARY TREATMENT from the UTM Student Health Clinic or if Student Health is closed, go to an authorized medical provider, such as Martin Medical Center or Kenneth Carr, MD. (If the injury is life-threatening or no other facility is available, go to the Volunteer Community Hospital Emergency Room.) You may also call the UTM Workers' Comp office or Sedgwick Claims Management Services for directions to an authorized doctor
  • COMPLETE AND SIGN the State of Tennessee "Accident Report Form" immediately or as soon as medically possible and return it to your supervisor.
  • INFORM the medical provider that you are being treated for an ON-THE-JOB injury and request the medical provider to submit all bills to:

Sedgwick CMS, Knoxville Office
PO BOX 14484
Lexington, KY 40512-4484
(800) 526-2305

 

or

 

UTM Workers' Comp Office
112 Administration Building
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7846

 

All bills MUST include the claim number and indicate that the document is for the "Knoxville Office". The claim number can be obtained from Marcia Tuck at (731) 881-7846.

 

YOUR SUPERVISOR will also sign the State "Accident Report", complete a separate "Supervisor's Report" and "Initial Medical Information Checklist" and send them to the UTM Workers' Comp office.

 

The UTM Workers' Comp office will file your claim for you, and you will be assigned a claims representative by Sedgwick CMS. Your claims rep will be in contact with you to answer questions, pay bills, and help you return SAFELY to work.

 

If you have any questions, call Marcia Tuck in the Office of Human Resources at (731) 881-7846.

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