Worker's Compensation

Excerpt from: University of Delaware Policies and Procedures Manual, Section: Personnel

All paid employees of the University are protected by Worker's Compensation Insurance for any occupational injury or illness. This protection covers prescribed medical treatment and hospitalization, if necessary.

When lost time occurs as a result of covered illness or injury, an employee will receive up to her/his full regular salary as long as sick leave is available. The employee may also use vacation leave to continue to receive her/his salary. The employee will retain any benefits paid by the insurance carrier while the employee is receiving her/his full salary.

If disability should continue after sick leave has been exhausted, the employee will receive lost-time benefit payments directly from the University's insurance carrier.

If any job-related injury or illness is incurred, it is imperative that the supervisor be notified immediately. For additional information, contact the Office of Labor Relations, 302-831-8305.