Workers' Compensation

In the event of a work-related accident or injury follow the steps below:

  1. In life-threatening situations, call 911, as applicable, and/or seek medical attention, as necessary and notify the supervisor/department as soon as possible.
  2. In non-life-threatening situations, report the incident to the supervisor/department. The supervisor/department may provide the application packet described below upon report of injury or upon request.
  3. Call GB Care to report injury at 1-833-891-1372. This number is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Provide the GB ID 040035 and name of employer (State of Illinois).
  4. GB Care gathers information and helps the injured employee access appropriate care.
  5. Injured employee notifies supervisor of the outcome of this call.
  6. If additional information is necessary, contact the NIU Workers' Compensation Coordinator (WCC) for additional information at 815-753-6000.

The Workers' Compensation Packet (PDF) contains detailed information, including rights and responsibilities involving the claim process, along with the required forms to be completed by the employee, supervisor, witness(es) and physician, as soon as possible. For an accessible version of the PDF packet, please contact

It is recommended that employees remain within the parameters of their own insurance in the event the claim is deemed non-compensable.

Pursuant to Public Act 97-895, the administration of the State Employee Workers' Compensation Program conducted a competitive procurement, resulting in a new third-party administrator. As of 2/1/2023, Gallagher Bassett is the current administrator.

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