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Note: For non-Workers' Comp related injury or property damage - Use the Bodily Injury/Property Damage Incident Report form to report personal property damage and all non-work related bodily injury incidents that occur on campus. For more information, go to

Workers' Compensation

What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a mandatory insurance program provided by the University of Minnesota which provides for payment of medical expenses and lost wages for employees who suffer work-related injuries or illness. This system may also provide permanent disability benefits for those who qualify. Minnesota state law regulates what benefits are due to an injured employee. The University pays the full cost of the workers’ compensation program and contracts with Sedgwick Claims Management Services (SCMS) to administer the claims.

Services to Employees with Disabilities or Medical Conditions


Handout of Workers' Compensation Update for Supervisors, Managers, and Departmental Liaisons Training in November 2010

To schedule a workshop for your department, contact Cathy Rackliffe at 726-6827 or email



Contact for Area Claims Reporting - UM Duluth

Cathy Rackliffe
255 Darland Administration Building
First Report of Injury (to be completed by supervisors only) - need to complete either Electronic (preferred) or PDF format
Employee Incident Report
Parking/Mileage/Prescription Reimbursement Form
Supervisor's Incident Investigation Report
Work Comp Time Loss Report 
Work Comp Time Loss Report Instructions
Work Status Report

Administrative Policies and Procedures

University of Minnesota Administrative Policy in Reporting Workers' Compensation Related Injuries
Note: For UMD Campus, refer to UMD Administrative Procedure - Reporting and Managing a Workers' Compensation Claim WORD

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Administrative Procedure in Reporting and Managing a Workers' Compensation Claim
Payroll Issues Concerning Work-related Accidents
Slips, Trips and Falls Incident

Resources and FAQs

Minnesota Workers' Compensation System Employee Information Sheet
Designated Medical Providers
Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman
Workers' Compensation Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
Funding Programs
Temporary Prescription Drug ID Card
U-Return Employee Services
Instructions for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Important: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that the exposed person seek treatment within 1-2 hours after initial exposure

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