Register May 2023 No. 809
Chapter DWD 80
Inspection and copying of records.
Reports by practitioners and expert witnesses.
Common insurance of employer and third party.
Loss of hearing.
Loss of vision; determination.
Value of room or meals.
Average weekly earnings for members of volunteer fire companies or fire departments.
Permanent disabilities; fingertip amputations.
Loss of earning capacity.
Assessment of administrative expenses.
Advance payment of unaccrued compensation.
Assessment for unpaid claims of insolvent self-insurer.
Computation of monthly salary and reimbursement to retirement fund under s. 66.191
, 1981 Stats.
Vocational rehabilitation; reporting requirement.
Fees and costs.
Contribution to support of unestranged surviving parent.
Medical release of employee for restricted work in the healing period.
Reassignment of death benefits.
Vocational rehabilitation benefits.
Computation of permanent disabilities.
Computation of weekly wage.
Payment of permanent disability where the degree of permanency is disputed.
Exemption from duty to insure (self-insurance).
Divided-insurance and partial-insurance requirements under s. 102.31 (1)
, for all employers, including contractors working on a wrap-up project.
Uninsured employers fund.
Notice of cancellation, termination, or nonrenewal.
Insurer name change.
Payment of benefits under s. 102.59
Malice or bad faith.
Health service fee dispute resolution process.
Health service necessity of treatment dispute resolution process.
Ch. DWD 80 Note
Note: Sections DWD 80.05, 80.08, 80.09, 80.11, 80.12, 80.13, 80.14, 80.22, 80.31, and 80.44 were renumbered to ss. HA 4.04, 4.07, 4.08, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.15, 4.16, and 4.17 by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. and 2. and pursuant to 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, section 9151 (2) (g) in Register May 2018 No. 749. Section DWD 80.20 was renumbered to s. HA 4.05 (2) by the legislative reference bureau under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1. and pursuant to 2021 Wisconsin Act 232, section 49 (1), in Register May 2022 No. 797. DWD 80.01(1)(1)
“Act," “compensation act" or “worker's compensation act" means ch. 102
“Department" means the department of workforce development.
“Commission" means the labor and industry review commission.
DWD 80.01 History
; am. Register, April, 1975, No. 232
, eff. 5-1-75; r. and recr. Register, September, 1982, No. 321
, eff. 10-1-82; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6., Stats., July, 1996, No. 487.
An employer covered by the provisions of ch. 102
, Stats., shall, within one day after the death of an employee due to a compensable injury, report the death to the department and the employer's insurance carrier by telegraph, telephone, letter, facsimile transmission or other means authorized by the department on a case-by-case basis as communication technologies change. An insured employer shall also notify its insurance carrier of a compensable injury within 7 days after the accident or beginning of a disability from occupational disease related to the employee's compensable injury if any of the following occurs:
Disability exists beyond the 3rd day after the employee leaves work as a result of the accident or disease. In counting the days on which disability exists, include Sunday only if the employee usually works on Sunday.
An employer's insurance carrier has primary liability for unpaid medical treatment.
Self-insured employers and insurance companies; reports.
Except as provided in sub. (3m)
, for injuries under sub. (1) (a)
self-insured employers and insurance companies shall submit all of the following to the department:
A first report of injury with the information required by a completed form WKC-12 on or before the 14th day after an accident or the beginning of a disability from occupational disease. If an employer does not notify the insurance carrier of the injury until after the 14th day, the insurance carrier shall submit the WKC-12 to the department within 7 days of receiving notice of the injury from any source.
A supplementary report with the information required by form WKC-13 on or before the 30th day following the day on which the injury in par. (a)
occurred or on or before the 30th
day following the day the injury was reported to the department, if the injury was not required to be reported under par. (a)
For injuries occurring before April 10, 2022, the wage information required by form WKC-13-A if the wage is less than the maximum wage as defined by s. 102.11 (1)
, Stats. The WKC-13 required in par. (b)
and the WKC-13-A shall be submitted together, except that if the wage information required by form WKC-13-A is not available at the time the WKC-13 is submitted, the insurance carrier or self-insured employer shall estimate on the WKC-13 the date by which the WKC-13-A will be submitted.
For injuries occurring on or after April 10, 2022, the wage information required by the form WKC-13-A1 if the wage is less than the maximum wage as defined by s. 102.11 (1)
, Stats. The WKC-13 required in par. (b)
and the WKC-13-A1 shall be submitted together, except that if the wage information required by form WKC-13-A1 is not available at the time the WKC-13 is submitted, the insurance carrier or self-insured employer shall estimate on the WKC-13 the date on which the WKC-13-A1 will be submitted.