In accordance with the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation statute, the University provides for the payment of medical expenses and wage loss benefits to eligible employees who experience a compensable work-related injury or illness.
Employees must report work-related injuries/illnesses as soon as reasonably possible to their supervisor. Upon first knowledge of injury or illness, supervisors must submit the First Report of Injury within 8 business hours (1 work day).
The State of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry levies fines to the University for the late reporting of a First Report of Injury. Departments responsible for the late reporting will be charged any fines issued by the MN Department of Labor and Industry.
Reason for Policy
The University is committed to making the workplace a safe and healthy environment, to preventing work-related accidents, and to the treatment, care and return to work of employees injured on the job.
The University is required by Minnesota Workers’ Compensation statute to pay for medical expenses and wage loss benefits to employees who sustain an injury or illness arising out of and in the course and scope of their employment. This policy provides information to employees and supervisors about the requirements and responsibilities relating to the reporting of work-related injuries.