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Worker's Compensation

The Worker’s Compensation Act provides benefits when at the time of injury you, as an employee, are performing service growing out of and incidental to your employment.  Injuries should be immediately reported to your supervisor who will provide an Employee Occupational Injury and Illness Report.

You have the choice of physician, chiropractor, psychologist or podiatrist licensed in the State of Wisconsin to provide reasonable and necessary treatment to cure and relieve the effects of injury.  You have the choice of a second physician.  Simultaneous treatment by two doctors is not accepted, nor is a third choice of physician unless referred by your primary doctor.  Doctors within a clinic are not considered a change of doctors.

When you seek medical treatment, advise the provider you have a worker’s compensation claim.  Should you receive medical bills, including prescriptions, submit them to the worker’s compensation coordinator on your campus.

The State of Wisconsin has contracted with United HealthCare to provide management health care services to injured State employees.  Utilization review is performed on all physical therapy and chiropractic treatment following an allowable number of treatments.  Inpatient hospitalizations, surgical procedures, MRI and CT scans are also subject to utilization review. If such treatment is recommended by your doctor, promptly notify your worker’s compensation coordinator prior to having such treatment.

Should an injury result in more than three days lost time from work, contact your worker’s compensation coordinator.  Medical documentation is required to substantiate disability payments under Worker’s Compensation.

For further information regarding worker’s compensation, please contact:

Patty Johnson
Worker’s Compensation Coordinator UW-Eau Claire
Office of Human Resources
Schofield Hall 219
715-836-4068
johnsopq@uwec.edu

This fact Sheet briefly explains options available under the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act.  This document does not constitute a legal document.  The law and bargaining unit agreement would prevail in the event of a discrepancy.

Workers Compensation Injury Report Form pdf

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