Process for Handling Work Injuries and Illness
When one of your employees is injured on the job, first make sure that he or she receives any necessary medical attention.
24 hours after fatal incident
All employers must report all work-related fatalities to the Workers Compensation Division, Madison Office, within 24 hours of the incident.
7 days after injury
Insured employers must report any claim of an injury to their insurance carrier within 7 days.
4 or more days lost time from work?
- Self-insured employers and insurance carriers must report injuries which result in four
days or more lost time from work to the: Workers Compensation Division
201 East Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7901
Madison, WI 53707-7901
- The report must be on a form WKC-12 - Employer's First Report of Injury or Disease, or electronically filed, and must be filed within 14 days after the injury.
- Form WKC-13 - Supplementary Report on Accidents and Industrial Diseases or its electronic equivalent must be filed by the 30th day after the injury.
- Various medical forms as well as final payment reports may be required as well.
Failure to Report
If an employer intentionally fails to file a report of injury, the employer may be assessed a penalty for bad faith up to $15,000 or 200 percent of compensation due.
An employer may be assessed a 10 percent penalty for delay in reporting an injury with the delay causing an untimely payment to the employee. If the penalty amount is not paid by the designated date, a default order may be issued.