Worker’s compensation at UW System campuses

Our office

University of Wisconsin System Administration's Office of Risk Management manages the Worker's Compensation program for the University of Wisconsin System.

Our office is responsible for assuring injured workers' claims for compensation are efficiently and effectively managed. We also handle dispute resolution and litigation management related to the Worker's Compensation program, and we develop systemwide policies and procedures for the program.

Worker's Compensation Manager: 
Tom Joestgen
(608) 890-4792 (office)

Worker’s compensation is a benefit program that pays for medical treatment and wages lost due to injuries or illnesses that happen at work.

This website provides information about the worker’s compensation program and process to three audiences. These audience sections can be accessed through the buttons below, or the tabs in the top banner.



Summarizes the important actions for an employee injured while in scope of employment and explains worker's compensation benefits.


Summarizes the important actions for the supervisor of an injured employee, and provides other key information and links.


Outlines the claims process and provides resources for campus Worker’s Compensation Coordinators.








Employees and supervisors should also check their own campus worker’s compensation website for procedures that are specific to your institution.


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