Worker's Compensation

Welcome to the Worker’s Compensation Program. We would like to make this process as smooth as possible to help you get back to great health.

Approved Providers

All employees injured on the job should report first to The Wellness Center for immediate care.  The Wellness Center may refer patients to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center on Douglas Rd for emergency care. If the Wellness Center feels your care is not an emergency but a specialist is recommended they will contact Risk Management and Safety for an approval to South Bend Orthopedics

The Wellness Center Hours of Operation: 

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7 am to 7 pm Monday – Friday 
8 am - 12 noon Saturday except Home Football weekends - Closed
Closed Sunday except Home Football weekends - Open 1pm -5pm

Pharmacy prescriptions and basic items such as braces, crutches and slings are filled at the Wellness Center on campus. If an item is not in stock or is a special fitted item, employees may use Northern Brace or call Risk Management and Safety for assistance at (574) 631-5037..

How to Apply for Worker’s Compensation Coverage

All injuries require the Worker's Compensation Incident Report form to be submitted by your Supervisor. Shortly after submission, the employee's supervisor will receive a copy of the completed form via email.

All medical and salary claims are pending until this form is received and reviewed for coverage. All medical status forms relating to your work restrictions or time off work must be shared with your Supervisor or designee immediately. This will keep your claim in good standing.

Contact Information

JWF Specialty
Christie Nygaard, Sr. Claims Specialist, PO Box 40996, Indianapolis, IN 46240 (317) 706-9591

Risk Management & Safety Office
Carla Gruse, RWCS, Systems Program Manager, 636 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 Ph (574) 631-7532
Eric Doland, Senior Assistant  Director, Compliance Assurance, 636 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556 Ph (574) 631-4944

Common Provider Offices

Worker's Compensation Forms and Information