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.

Timelines:

24 hours after fatal incident

All employers must report all work-related fatalities to the Worker’s 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?

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.