Worker's Compensation Basic Facts

Brief History

Read a brief history of Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation, why it was adopted and an explanation of some of its special funds.

Wisconsin Workforce, Number of WC Policies, Net Direct Earned Premiums and Premium Rate

In 2012 97% of Wisconsin's estimated workforce was covered by a worker's compensation policy. This incredible achievement is due to an ongoing investigative effort by the staff of the WC Division's Bureau of Insurance Programs to bring employers into compliance with the law.

WC Claim and Indemnity Information

The number of claims reported to the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Division has  gone down by an average of just over 2,100 per year, while the number of claims marked denials, no lost time or non-compensable has varied from year to year. The number of litigated worker's compensation claims has gone up and down from year to year .

WC Claim Cost and Outcome Information