Workers’ Compensation is a statutory benefit governed by the laws of the State of Michigan to provide wage replacement due to job-related injuries or death. Worker’s Compensation wage replacement is made up of four major categories of coverage: disability income (approximately two-thirds of pre-disability income), medical care, death benefits, and vocational rehabilitative services.
The University, in accordance with the State of Michigan Disability Compensation Act, provides “Workers’ Compensation benefits” if an employee is injured in the course of employment. These benefits are payable at a rate of approximately 80% of the after-tax value of the employee’s average weekly wage, subject to a state-determined maximum rate.
Any injury arising out of and in the course of employment no matter how slight must be reported to his or her supervisor, Human Resources 906-635-2213 or Public Safety 906-635-2100 immediately. All necessary medical services for in which compensation can be obtained pertaining to the injury will be delivered by a medical provider designated by the University.