Worker’s compensation (WC) is a State of Wisconsin statutory benefit program that provides medical treatment, wage replacement and other benefits to employees who sustain work-related injury or illness.
At UW–Madison, Worker’s Compensation claims are coordinated through the Office of Risk Management Worker’s Compensation Coordinator, in partnership with Divisional Human Resources Representatives. Claims examination, administration and the payment of benefits performed by UW System Administration.
Major benefits provided by worker’s compensation include:
- Medical treatment resulting from work-related injury or illness
- Lost wages
- Compensation for permanent disabilities
- Vocational rehabilitation
More details can be found on the UW System “What does worker’s compensation cover?” webpage.