Wisconsin Workers Compensation Law

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Wisconsin Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: 3; Employers, other than farmers, who usually have less than three employees but who have paid wages of $500 or more in any calendar quarter for work performed within the State are covered the tenth (10th) day of the next calendar quarter.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 7 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: 20% in disputed cases, statute


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