Regardless of how long an employee has been working for an employer, or
whether or not he/she is in a probationary or training status, coverage for
Workers Compensation purposes begins on the first day of work.
However, in order to expedite the processing of your claim, you should
immediately report your injury or ailment to your supervisor.
It is your employer's responsibility to report your injury to their
worker's compensation insurance carrier (or claims handling office).
In most cases, the first payment will be made by the insurance company
within 14 days of your last day worked. If payment takes longer, you should
contact your employer or their insurance carrier to find out the reason for
There is a three-day waiting period. The first 3 days of lost time after
the injury are not compensable. Compensation is payable beginning on your 4th
day of lost time. If your disability extends beyond 7 calendar days, the 1st
3 days of lost time would be picked up and paid retroactively.
DWD Contact Information
201 E. Washington Ave
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707