Temporary total disability, or partial, refers to wage loss during the healing period for which temporary total or temporary partial disability benefits are payable. Wis. Stats. Sec. 102.43.
Wisconsin workers compensation temporary total disability benefits are paid as a wage replacement device. Wis. Stats. Ch. 102 does not define disability, but the term is understood to mean wage loss or limitation as a result of injury, defined in Wis. Stats. Sec. 102.01(2)(c) as "mental or physical harm to an employee caused by accident or disease." In other words, a work-related injury or condition.