[COVID-19] HR employee FAQ - Workers compensation during COVID-19
This guide provides information on how an employee should file for a worker's compensation claim while working remotely or during COVID-19.
Worker’s Compensation (WC) is a State of Wisconsin statutory employee benefit program that provides payment of reasonable medical expenses and compensation for lost wages resulting from work-related injury, illness or disability.
Please be aware that Worker’s Compensation claim compensability is unable to be pre-determined. Each claim must be reviewed and evaluated prior to coverage determination, based upon the unique circumstances and merits of each individual claim.
Precautionary measures are taken to avoid illness or the community spread of disease (for example, quarantine, isolation, leave, vaccination, etc.) occurring in the absence of, or prior to, the manifestation of diagnosed occupational illness are not within the scope of Worker’s Compensation.
Please contact Michelle Jambois in Human Resources for additional information or to file a claim.
- UW La-Crosse COVID-19 Updates and Alerts: https://www.uwlax.edu/info/covid-19/
- UW-La Crosse Instructors Information: https://www.uwlax.edu/academic-affairs/covid-19/spring-2020/
- CDC health and safety guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
- UW-La Crosse Facilities Planning and Management COVID-19 Face Masks & Disinfecting Supplies Information: https://www.uwlax.edu/fpm/covid-19-supplies/
- COVID-19 Supplies Ordering Request: https://iservicedesk.uwlax.edu/
- UW System Administration FAQ on COVID-19: https://www.wisconsin.edu/coronavirus/frequently-asked-questions/
- UW System COVID-19 Policy Resources: https://www.wisconsin.edu/uw-policies/coronavirus-covid-19-policy-resources/
- UW-La Crosse Guidlines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Work Area: https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/fpm/uwl-cleaning--disinfecting-your-work-space.pdf
- UW-La Crosse Custodial COVID-19 Services: https://www.uwlax.edu/globalassets/offices-services/fpm/uwl-custodial-services-covid-19.pdf
- UW-La Crosse Information Technology Services, Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Tech Equipment: https://kb.uwlax.edu/103165
- UW-La Crosse Return to Work Online Training Module: https://uwlac.instructure.com/enroll/7WYNBD