Workers' Comp / Work-Related Injury Information and Forms

Environmental Health and Safety

Work-Related Injuries

Workers' Compensation Insurance (WCI) provided by The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) is funded by The University of Texas System (UT System) through a self-insured Workers' Compensation (W/C) program. Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. (CCMSI) administers this program.  Administering the program includes receiving, investigating, and making liability determinations on W/C claims; determining the reasonableness and necessity of medical treatment and services; generating income benefit payments to injured employees and medical payments to health care providers.  All employees of UT Tyler whose names appear on the payroll are eligible for Workers' Compensation Insurance benefits.

The Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Department is responsible for coordinating the UT Tyler Workers' Compensation Program. The UT Tyler EH&S Office serves as the facilitator between UT Tyler injured employees and all UT System W/C Insurance entities by submitting appropriate forms in a timely manner and making every effort to negotiate modified duty assignments.  Chris Kinsey is the UT Tyler campus W/C representative and can be reached at 903.565.6504 or 903.521.6162.

  • Employees who experience a work-related injury are required to communicate the incident immediately to their supervisor.
  • The injured employee, supervisor or designee is advised to notify the UT Tyler EH&S Office of the injury at 903-566-7011 or email wci@uttyler.edu about the incident.
  • Employees are required to report all injuries/illnesses within twenty-four (24) hours, even if they do not need medical attention.

Injury Reporting Forms: email completed forms to wci@uttyler.edu.

Employees who choose to receive medical attention, please be advised:

  • UT System has contracted with Injury Management Organization Med Select, a certified workers' compensation health care network, to provide medical care for employees who experience a work-related injury. Click here to find a provider: https://injurymanagement.com/find-a-provider/
  • In an emergency situation, employees should seek care from the nearest urgent care facility or hospital ER. However, follow-up care must be received from a network provider. Your treating doctor will coordinate all medical care and make referrals for diagnostic testing or to be seen by a specialist.
  • Unless the injured employee has received medical treatment from an unauthorized physician, the employee should not be billed directly for health care intended to treat a work-related injury. Should a bill from a health care provider be received, the employee is advised to send the invoice to the EH&S Office immediately, email to WCI@uttyler.edu.  All medical related expenses are subject to fee guidelines established by Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation.
  • Chris Kinsey, the UT Tyler WCI campus representative may provide the description of the circumstances and nature of the injury, including any information related to the incident location with a safety representative from the University of Texas at Tyler Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management offices for the purpose of accident and injury prevention and as part of ongoing workplace safety programs. 

     

Manuals

Required Employer Notices

Other Forms & Resources

Form 23 – Request for Paid Leave

Form 23P – Injury Leave for Peace Officers

RxBridge First Fill Form - for payment of prescriptions related to the injury

UT System Health Care Network Information

Texas Department of Insurance

W/C Network Opt-in form - if you live out-of-network you may opt in to receiving treatment from an in-network provider

Telemed Services Information

Telemed for Injured Employees 

Telemed Process for Supervisors

Telemed FAQs