Have you been involved in a vehicle accident while driving a UW vehicle?
Please follow the instructions provided by Fleet Services.
Have you been contacted by a party involved in the accident or his/her representative?
Please contact one of our program coordinators immediately for consultation.
Damage to UW Property
Is there ongoing damage taking place as a result of the loss?
Please contact your building coordinator or facilities staff for immediate attention and temporary repairs to minimize long-term damage.
Is the property or equipment insured?
Please contact one of our program coordinators to find out.
If it’s insured, what do I do?
Refer to the UW Property Claims Management Procedure.
Call us and we will help.
Equipment Insurance Claims
File a claim for missing or damaged property:
Insure new equipment or make a change:
Served with a lawsuit (summons and complaint)?
If the lawsuit names you as a defendant in the case, you should sign for it and accept the papers, then contact your claims specialist without delay. Make a copy of the papers you received for your records and prepare to send the originals to our office after consultation.
If the lawsuit does not name you as a defendant, you should NOT sign for it but refer the person attempting service to the Attorney General’s Office, 18th Floor, University Tower.
Questions about retaining documents (electronic and paper) following a receipt of a claim or lawsuit?
Questions about defense and indemnification available to UW faculty, employees and other?
Are you a provider involved in a medical incident that might lead to a claim?
Contact Health Science Risk Management at 206-598-6303, or visit their website:
Human Subjects Claims
Injured while participating in a research study?
Contact the Principal Investigator/researcher on the study immediately and the Human Subjects Division (206-543-0098).