Workers comp pay in Wisconsinis based upon several factors and the type of benefits. First, there is temporary total disability, or TTD benefits, which is paid to you after a work-related injury prevents you from working at all and you are still in the healing period. This can last from a few days to several years depending on the severity of the injury and the nature of the treatment. For injuries occurring in 2019, the maximum rate for TTD was $1,016 per week. Basically, workers compensation TTD pays at 2/3 of a person's weekly average wage, but the maximum wage rate is $1,524 in 2019. If a person earns a lower average weekly wage rate, then the weekly TTD rate would be correspondingly lower. For example, an average weekly wage of $600 would result in a workers comp TTD rate of $400 per week.
How much does workers comp pay in Wisconsin for a back injury, depends on several factors. First, a doctor must state you have a work-related permanent injury at the end of the healing period. Then Wisconsin law says you are entitled to permanent partial disability benefits or a settlement, but we have to look at the statute schedule for the amount depending on the body part injury.