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Workers Compensation

The Office of Risk Management handles Northwestern's Workers’ Compensation claims. Workers’ compensation provides medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs to Northwestern employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job.

Workers’ Compensation ProcessReport an InjuryTreatment Locations

Employee Responsibilities

Supervisor Responsibilities

Guidance for Managers and Telecommuting Employees

Office of Risk Management has issued guidance to supplement any post-pandemic guidelines to alternate workforce strategies deployed in schools and units, with focus on remote work. This document serves as a summary of Workers’ Compensation applicability, responsibilities, and recommendations for employees whose roles are remote eligible.  

Guidance for Workers' Compensation Billing

Employee's should inform their respective medical facilities that their visits are in relation to an open workers' compensation claim under Northwestern University and provide the respective claim number. Bills and appropriate records associated with workers' compensation claims should be directed to the Office of Risk Management via mail, or secured e-mail.

WC Billing Information
Mailing Address E-mail

Northwestern University

Risk Management
2020 Ridge, 4th FL
Evanston, IL 60208-4335

Workers Compensation Resources


Risk Management
Karina Garcia

Claims Manager