In the state of Wisconsin, injured workers have certain responsibilities under workers’ compensation laws.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce and Development, injured workers have the following responsibilities:

  • Injured workers must tell his or her employer about a work-related injury or illness. The employer should be notified as soon as possible.
  • Injured workers have the responsibility to submit reasonable medical or surgical treatment. In some cases, employers may refuse.
  • The worker has the responsibility to tell the insurance carrier any time there is a change in the worker’s income level. The insurance company needs to be notified whether or not the employer’s income increases or decreases.
  • An injured worker who has stopped working has to tell the insurance company when he or she goes back to work, or takes another job.
  • An injured worker needs to tell the doctors how the injury occurred and if the worker believes the injury was work-related.