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What is Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ Compensation is a state-mandated benefit for employees with work-related injuries and illnesses.  Employers are required to provide benefits in cases of injury, illness, exposure, death, or aggravation of a pre-existing condition resulting from employment.  Stanford provides no-fault Workers’ Compensation insurance.  Employees who are unable to work because of a work-related injury or illness may be entitled to partial income replacement in the form of disability benefits and medical treatment based on the nature of the injury.

For Stanford University, these benefits presently are administered by Zurich North America.  The Office of Risk Management collaborates with Zurich on claims management .

Note: You may not be entitled to Workers’ Compensation if you are injured in a voluntary, off-duty, recreational, social or athletic activity.