Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook

21st Edition, 2011 Version

Chapter V: Compensation Procedures and Issues

5.14 Worker's Compensation

All UW-River Falls employees, including student employees, are covered by Worker's Compensation. The Human Resources office processes all Worker's Compensation claims.

Individuals incurring an injury or illness in the course of their employment must IMMEDIATELY report such injury or illness to their supervisor and to the Human Resources office. The Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act provides for the payment of medical expenses and lost wages for employees injured by reason of their work and provides death benefits for dependents.