How to File a Liability Claim

If a department becomes aware of a potential claim, they must contact the Risk Management office to report the incident. An investigation will be conducted and the claim processed if applicable. Be aware that there are specific guidelines for the filing of claims against employees, officers and agents of the State, which are spelled out in Wisconsin Statute 893.82. The Office of the Attorney General defends claims brought against the State. Please note that liability protection is not for injuries to UW personnel, but for injury to others, or damage to their property, caused by the negligent acts of our employees and agents.

Liability protection is also extended to Authorized Drivers, when driving a State vehicle on University business within the scope of their employment. When driving a personal vehicle on University business, the owner’s personal vehicle insurance is primary. State protection applies only on an excess basis. See Automobile Coverage for further details.