The UW Health Worker's Compensation department evaluates worker injuries and illnesses to determine whether the involved employees are eligible for compensation, and strives to promote policies of safety for all UWHCA employees.
Reporting Employee Injuries/Illnesses
Use the following procedure if you are injured or have an occupational illness while working.
- Report the injury to your supervisor. Complete the Accident/Illness Report (Employee) (UWMF). Call EHS to discuss the injury and determine appropriate care at (608) 263-7535. If you need emergency care, you will be directed to go to the hospital’s Emergency Department. You also can be seen by your own primary care provider. If you have questions about what to do, please call Employee Health at (608) 263-7535.
- When Employee Health Service (EHS) is closed, referral to the Emergency Department (ED) should be limited to urgent/emergent work-related injuries or life-threatening symptoms (chest pain, etc.). Use of the ED for non-urgent situations because EHS is closed (clearance to return to work, non-urgent symptoms that may or may not be work-related) will be at the expense of the employee or the department that inappropriately refers an employee to the ED.
Fill out the online Accident/Illness Report (Employee) (UWMF) and click on submit to send it to your supervisor and the worker’s compensation department.
Supervisors should notify the Worker's Compensation department immediately once it is known that a claim will involve time lost from work.
- Rachael Whitely, Worker's Compensation Specialist - (608) 265-5563
- Michelle Jones, Worker's Compensation Specialist - (608) 263-8718
If you have questions, refer to UWHCA administrative policies 9.17 and/or 9.33, or call the Worker's Compensation department.
Accident/Illness Report (Employee) (UWMF)
Accident/Illness Report (Manager) (UWMF)
Workers Compensation (9.17)
Workers’ Compensation: Alternate Assignment (9.33)
Employee Health Services