UT Dallas Policy Navigator :: Workers' Compensation Program :: UTDBP3111 (v1)

Workers' Compensation Program - UTDBP3111

Policy Statement

The Program

This program is designed to cover approved medical expenses for eligible workers' compensation claims.

If an employee is injured on the job, he/she must immediately report to his/her supervisor regardless of how minor the injury may appear. The supervisor must contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety within 24 hours.

In case of emergency, immediately call 911 and notify the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) twelve (12) week entitlement may run concurrently with workers' compensation leave, provided the employee is otherwise eligible for FMLA Leave.

Waiving Participation in Program

Employees who do not wish to participate in this program may waive participation upon University employment.

Modified Duty

When feasible, a Workers' Compensation Representative will assist employees injured on the job and temporarily restricted (as determined by their treating doctor) from performing their regularly assigned duties by modifying their work assignments for a limited period of time. UT Dallas departments and the employee's supervisor are required to work in cooperation with the Workers' Compensation Representative to accommodate employees injured on the job and temporarily restricted (as determined by their treating doctor) from performing their regularly assigned duties.

Non-Discrimination/Non-Retaliation

No employee will be discriminated or retaliated against for filing a claim or for testifying in an associated proceeding. However, this is not to be construed as preventing the discipline or termination of an employee in accordance with established policies.

Policy History

  • Issued: 2018-05-11
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