Northern Illinois University is subject to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (820 ILCS 305) and the Occupational Diseases (820 ILCS 310/1) Acts. The State of Illinois is self-insured for Workers' Compensation.
Compensable claims are those injuries/illnesses that are caused, in whole or in part, by the employee's work.
Failure to follow provisions of the Act and university filing procedures may affect your rights for compensation or for reimbursement of incurred expenses.
All NIU employees are covered by Workers' Compensation from the moment they begin their jobs.
Leaves because of this provision will run concurrently with FMLA entitlements.
Employee must inform his/her supervisor immediately to report the injury.
Employee must complete and return the Workers' Compensation forms.
Employee must contact the CareSys Early Intervention Program at 1/800-773-3221 (TDD 1/800-526-0844) within 48 hours of the injury
Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts, for accidental injuries claims must be reported within 45 days of the accident or they may be denied.
Need more information?
Please call our Service Center at 815-753-6000 and ask to be connected to one of our HR associates.