Workers' Compensation at UW

The University of Washington’s workers’ compensation program is insured through the State of Washington. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) manages workers’ compensation claims for UW. University of Washington faculty, staff and volunteers are covered for work-related injuries and illnesses, per Administrative Policy Statement 14.1). Employees who are injured at work or who believe that their illness is related to their job can file an L&I claim through a physician’s office, clinic, emergency room, hospital, online or by phone.

The Claims Specialists at the Office of Risk Management are here to:

  • Assist employees and supervisors with the workers’ compensation claim process.
  • Facilitate the return-to-work process for employees with restrictions.
  • Process claim forms and information to expedite benefits when appropriate.
  • Work with L&I to manage claims and costs.
  • Maintain confidentiality in compliance with RCW 51.28.070.
  • Serve as a liaison among the University, L&I, the employee, the employee’s department, the vocational counselor and the medical provider(s).

Information for:

Injured workers

Supervisors or managers of an injured employee

Payroll Coordinators

Information about:

Stay at Work Incentive Program

Leave Buy Back

Out of State Workers

Foreign Workers’ Compensation

Ergonomics

Helpful Links

Ideas?

We welcome process improvement ideas. Send an email with your idea to claims@uw.edu.

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