2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 949. Awards for the victims of crimes.
949.05 Award; to whom payable.
949.05 Award; to whom payable. In any case in which a person is injured or killed by an incident specified in s. 949.03 (1) (a), by any act or omission of any other person that is within the description of crimes under s. 949.03 (1) (b) or by any act or omission of any person that is within the description of the crime listed and the condition provided under s. 949.03 (1) (c), the department may order the payment of an award:
(1) To or for the benefit of the injured person;
(2) In the case of personal injury to or death of the victim, to any person responsible for the maintenance of the victim who has suffered pecuniary loss or incurred expenses as a result of the injury to or death; or
(3) Except as provided in s. 949.06 (1m), in the case of death of the victim, to or for the benefit of any one or more of the dependents of the victim. If 2 or more dependents are entitled to an award, the award shall be apportioned by the department among the dependents.