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Workers Compensation

Risk Management handles Northwestern's Workers’ Compensation claims. The University conducts reviews of all injuries, and Risk Management consistently handles all claims in accordance with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

Both the employee and the supervisor have a responsibility to assure that complete and accurate information is conveyed to Risk Management. Northwestern University employees are advised that if these instructions are not followed, Workers' Compensation claims cannot be reviewed. Employees may not be eligible for Workers' Compensation benefits and can be held responsible for any expenses incurred.

All employees receiving either initial or emergency room follow-up treatment will be given a Duty Status Report indicating when they can resume modified or full duties and whether a follow-up visit with the doctor may be requested. Employees are responsible for ensuring the report is delivered Risk Management as soon as possible and that their supervisor is notified.

Supervisors are responsible for recording time in workforce, as applicable. 


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