General information

Workers Compensation is a form of insurance that is paid for by the employer due to job-related injuries and illnesses. It entitles you to full medical coverage and part of your salary for job-related injuries and illnesses.

Nearly all employees in Wisconsin are covered by Worker's Compensation.

The coverage under the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act begins on the first day of work, regardless of how long an employee has been working for an employer, or whether or not he/she is in a probationary or training status.

There is a three day waiting period from the time of the injury. The first 3 days of lost time after the injury are not compensable. Compensation is payable beginning on the 4th day of lost time. If your disability extends beyond 7 calendar days, the first 3 days of lost time would be paid retroactively.

Basic benefits include:

It is the responsibility of Marquette University to report the claim to the insurance carrier.

Please see our Web page on "Claims Reporting."


Mission Statement

The Risk Unit is responsible for evaluating loss exposures, assessing liability, handling claims, promoting internal controls and developing effective safety and health programs. The corporate and student insurance plans are managed by this unit.