Payroll Issues Concerning Work-related Accidents
Three (3) ways an employee can choose to get paid when losing time from work for a work-related accident.:
- The employee gets paid nothing from the U of M. The employee does not have to use sick or vacation. Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. (Sedgwick, the insurance company) pays 2/3rds of the employee's salary when her/his claim is approved. The employee is not overpaid.
- The employee gets paid 1/3rd from the U of M. The employee uses sick or vacation leave for that 1/3rd. Sedgwick pays the employee 2/3rd of her/his salary when the claim is approved. The employee is not overpaid.
- The employee gets paid 100% by the U of M. The employee uses sick and vacation for the 100%. The employee gets paid 2/3rds by Sedgwick
when the claim is approved. The employee is over paid. Payroll uses the weekly Sedgwick reports to figure out the overpayment. Once the
employee pays the U of M back, Central Payroll will refund vacation and sick in proportion of her/his overpayment.
Please contact Cathy Rackliffe (726-6827 / firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions about this matter.