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Read a brief history of Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation, why it was adopted and an explanation of some of its special funds.
As of December 31, 2022, the number of active worker's compensation policies was 143,106 and the number of linked employers and locations was 314,560.
As of December 31, 2022, there were 201 entities with a self-insurance order(this number includes government entities).
During the two-year period ending June 30, 2022:
In 2017-20 (claims with 36 months of experience), out of 18 reviewed states, Wisconsin ranked 7th lowest in total percentage of claims with more than seven days of lost time.
From 2018-20, Wisconsin had lower average payments per claim with prescription drugs than typical due to lower utilization; payments for prescription drugs accounted for 0.7 percent of medical payments in Wisconsin, below the median study state.
For 2017-20 claims at average maturity of 36 months, the average indemnity payment per claim with more than seven days of lost time was $11,924 in Wisconsin, 39 percent lower than the median state.
For 2017-20 claims at an average maturity of 36 months, Wisconsin had the lowest percentage of claims with payments to defense attorneys (16 percent).
In 2019 there were 113 fatal work injuries in Wisconsin. Source: United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
Information was obtained from the following sources: DWD Worker's Compensation Division; Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau; Worker's Compensation Research Institute