Personal (Non Work-Related) Injury or Illness
Services for assistance with non-work-related disabilities may be requested by the supervisor or employee.
File a request for service online. Once you file a claim, you’ll get an Event Number to help track your case.
If you are unable to file online, print out a request form that can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to our office.
“The Work Connections staff helped me navigate through the paperwork related to my surgery and subsequent time off. They kept in touch via e-mail to make sure I was recuperating as expected. They served as advocates, as well as being liaisons between myself, leadership, and my care providers. I am grateful!”
“When I was in one of the most difficult times in mine and my family’s lives, it was so comforting to be able to reach out and feel as if I had my own personal cheerleader, reassuring me that everything with my job and my supervisor would be taken care of so that I could focus on my illness and healing. I don’t think I can express in words my gratitude for having the stress of any potential problems with my job lifted from me during that overwhelming period of my life.”
University of Michigan Visiting Nurses
“Work Connections does an amazing job in recognizing just what it takes to get better: not just good medical treatment but a caring and knowledgeable staff that gives you time to heal and protects you from rushing back to work too soon. Every day after my hip replacement surgery I said to my husband: I’m so glad I’m not teaching. I would never have been able to do it and it was my Work Connections nurse who wisely told me so before the surgery.”
Deborah Dash Moore
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies
“I can’t say enough about Work Connections. They really understood my case and collaborated with me on a routine basis during my leave and after my return. Additionally, they connected me with other high quality caregivers so that I could just focus on wellness. In my 35th year as an employee I needed help and Work Connections came through in a way that can only be described as a blessing.”
Business Planning Manager
“I absolutely love Work Connections! This department is so very important to managers, supervisors and administrative assistants. They ensure that the correct documents are being used and verify information from medical providers. A quick referral to them can make a big difference in the workload surrounding an employee’s illness. They take care of the phone calls and follow up with the employee. I am happy Michigan Medicine has this service and highly recommend it.”
8 C Nursing Supervisor