If You are an Injured Worker

First, we’re sorry you need this information. The following are the steps you need to take when you have a work-related injury or illness. For any questions on the following please contact the WWU Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager at (360) 650-2947.

  1. Get treatment, whether on-the-job first aid or from a health care provider.
  2. Report all work related injuries or illnesses immediately to your supervisor. Complete Step 6 even if no medical treatment is required.
  3. Tell your health care provider your concern is work related if you seek medical treatment.
  4. Complete the worker’s portion of the L&I Report of Industrial Injury or Occupational Disease at your provider’s office.
  5. Bring any work restriction documents from your provider to your supervisor.
  6. Complete the WWU Accidental Injury/Occupational Illness Report within 24 hours.
  7. Contact your supervisor once a week if you are off work to update your status.
  8. Discuss your leave options and time entry with your supervisor.
  9. Give your supervisor additional documentation from your health care provider for any extension or change of work restrictions.
  10. Work with the WWU Claims Manager to be sure you are getting necessary treatment.
  11. Work with your supervisor, your provider, and the WWU Claims Manager to return to work as soon as possible.
  12. Bring your supervisor a release from your provider when returning after a work related absence.
  13. Get Well!

For additional information on the above steps as well as on Access to Claim File Information click here.

Page Updated 12.17.2013