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Workers' Compensation

Encova Insurance, formerly Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Company, manages Workers’ Compensation Insurance for West Virginia University (WVU), West Virginia University Institute of Technology (Tech), Potomac State College of West Virginia University (PSC), West Virginia University of Parkersburg (WVUP) and WVU Research Corporation (WVURC). Employees who sustain job related injuries may be covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance for wage and/or health care needs. Timely and efficient completion of claims is necessary in order for WVU to assist qualified employees with receipt of their entitled Workers’ Compensation benefits. The following are important criteria for employees to remember: 

  • If a work site injury occurs, employees should immediately notify the supervisor of their injury and complete the WVU Employee Injury/Incident Report. All forms should be submitted within 24 hours.
  • For employees that seek medical treatment and would like to file a workers' compensation claim, a medical release from the treating provider is required prior to their return to work. This can be emailed to medicalmanagement@mail.wvu.eduor faxed to 304-293-2644. A Medical Verification Form must be completed if the employee is absent from work for more than five (5) consecutive days.
  • Additional information can be found in the Workers' Compensation Packet. WVU encourages employees to seek prompt treatment for the best medical outcomes. A claim must be filed no later than six months from the date the injury occurs. 

Certificate of Coverage

International Work-Related Travel
All faculty and staff who are traveling for a university related purpose, must register their travel with WVU Global Affairs, Travel Registration. This site will provide pertinent information regarding travel procedures and insurance coverage.

Contact Amanda Biddle with questions: or O: 304.293.5577