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Technology is impact workers' compensation claims for some worker

Workers who are injured in accidents on the job usually face an uphill battle of sorts. These workers usually have to fight the workers' compensation system to get the compensation they need just live a normal life.

Technology is now playing a part in how injured workers are able to access the help they need while they are off work. If you are dealing with an injury, you should know about these basic advances.

Claims for compensation due to a death are serious

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is something that you can't predict or prepare for. When this happens, there are a lot of unknowns that you might have to deal with. The financial uncertainty is one of the biggest issues that you might face besides the emotional trauma. We can't help you to deal with the emotional trauma of your loss. Instead, we can help you to find out if a wrongful death lawsuit might help you to deal with the financial impact of the loss.

A wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with an avenue to seek money to cover the final expenses for your loved one. On top of this, you might also seek compensation for the loss of income that comes with the unexpected death.

Will Data Let Law Enforcement Predict The Future?

We've all read books or seen movies where governments or companies attempt to predict the future. While predicting the future seems like a far-fetched dream that will remain in the realm of science fiction, did you know that law enforcement in your backyard is trying to do exactly that.

Workers' compensation claims must be started quickly

Workers who are hurt on the job might feel like they are facing an uphill battle. The medical bills and loss of income can lead to financial devastation. This makes it hard to focus on overcoming the injury. This comes at a time when medical bills might be rolling in from the injury and your regular bills are continuing.

We know that you might feel like your world is crashing down. While we can't make those feelings stop, we can help you to learn more about how workers' compensation can help you to cover the financial aspects of the injury.

Are Rural Roads Deadlier Than City Streets?

If you live in a rural area, one of the benefits is that you often have a greater sense of safety. This applies to roads, where there is less traffic than in suburbs and large metro areas and we often feel safer than if we were in the middle of a traffic jam.

But does that sense of safety match reality? Are rural roads really safer than packed urban freeways and city streets?

Has workplace violence caused your injuries?

When most employees file for workers' compensation benefits, it's for injuries like slipped discs, fractures from on-the-job falls or sprains and strains from improper lifting techniques.

But there are other, far more insidious injuries that occur at work that can result in claims for workers' comp — injuries from workplace violence.

Unavoidable credit card debt can cause serious issues

In our recent blog post, we discussed some facts about credit card debt in this country. When it comes down to it, there is only one thing that matters about credit card debt -- keeping it down to a manageable level. If you are in credit card debt, you might be ready to throw in the towel. You might want a do-over. Bankruptcy might be one way that you can make this happen. We can help you to learn if this is an option for your situation.

We know that credit card debt comes for a variety of reasons. If you lost your job and had to rely on credit cards to make ends meet or if you were ill and needed to cover expenses, you couldn't really help the debt. In these cases, you might be extra frustrated because everything was out of your control.

Staggering facts about credit card debt in America

Credit card can lead you into a debt hole that is difficult to get out of, especially if you are already on a tight budget. For people who do have credit cards, the temptation to use them is often great. If you are one of those people, but are also trying to get out of debt, knowing when to use your credit card is imperative.

According to NerdWallet, the average American household spends around $1,300 in interest payments each year. The average household has $132,529 in debt. When you think about those figures, you can see how this would be a problem for some people who are already under financial strain.

Know the basics of workers' compensation if you get hurt at work

Workers in Wisconsin have regulations and laws that help to keep them safe when they work. Even if they are injured, they have the protection of the workers' compensation program to help out. If you are injured at work, or even if you suffer a work-related illness, you might choose to file for workers' compensation.

Workers' compensation claims are sometimes complex. Many of these depend on the type of injury that occurred. Obviously, more serious injuries are associated with longer periods on workers' compensation.

Do you support tollways in Wisconsin?

When we think of tollways, we picture the traffic-slowing arm that stops movement for a few measly coins. It's about as popular as a Packers loss. But, with a funding shortfall for Wisconsin roads, the state needs to get creative to keep maintenance up to speed.

The current budget is a projected $1 billion short and former Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb says it would take 70 years to rebuild Wisconsin's interstates with current funding levels. That figure doesn't include the many state and US arteries we use on a daily basis.

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

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