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Can I take FMLA leave if I am on a leave of absence for a work-related injury or illness?

Yes. Either you or the university may choose to have the your FMLA 12-week leave entitlement run concurrently with a Workers’ Compensation absence when your injury is one that meets the criteria for a serious health condition. However, if you have elected to receive worker’s compensation benefits, the university cannot require you to substitute any paid vacation or other leave.

Reviewed 2015-12-18