Work related means the accident or disease causing injury arises out of the employee's employment, making it a workers compensation case in Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin, a work related injury is a necessary element of a workers compensation claim. The injury is either physical or mental harm caused by a traumatic accident or an occupational disease. Wis. Stats. Sec 102.01(2)(c).
A work related workers compensation injury entitles an injured worker to workers compensation benefits, if an employee sustains an injury, defined in section 102.01(2)(c) as "mental or physical harm to an employee caused by accident or disease ... ." Some injuries caused by mental stress without trauma are excluded. An injury or condition is work-related if it was caused by a traumatic incident or accident at work or by job duties over time.
An injury is work related in Wisconsin workers' compensation law when a traumatic accident causes a low back or neck injury or job duties over time cause what is called an occupational disease or condition. Wis. Stats. Sec. 102.10