You are entitled to worker's compensation benefits if you are injured on the job or became ill as a result of the job. You, your employer and the worker's compensation insurance carrier have various responsibilities for the work-related injury/illness.
In the event you are hurt at work or become ill, it is your responsibility to:
You should act to notify your employer and get medical attention without delay. A delay may negatively affect your health and may even jeopardize your potential worker's compensation benefits. Failure to report your injury/illness to your employer within two years could result in your claim for worker's compensation benefits being denied.
It is your employer's responsibility to report your injury/illness to its insurance carrier or claims administrator. The insurance carrier will then report your injury/illness to the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Division.
The insurance carrier will pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses. If your doctor authorizes you off of work for more than three days, you will receive compensation for lost wages.
If you are due compensation for your injury or illness:
Once your claim is established, it will usually remain open for six years from the date of injury or the last payment to you, whichever is later. Some claims may remain open longer. We recommend you save your medical and payment records for at least twelve years in the event your condition changes during this time.