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Opioid Use After a Work Injury: How Does Wisconsin Rank?

It seems that nearly every day there is a news story that talks about the opioid epidemic that’s making its way throughout the United States. While there are a variety of reasons for the rise of opioid use in recent decades, one often overlooked area where opioid use is found is in post-work injury care.

To be clear, many of the opioids that are prescribed and used in these situations are being used properly and for their intended purpose – pain control. However, it’s nonetheless important to look at this usage in order to:

Wisconsin nearly hits the bottom of the nice-driver survey

A nationwide survey recently concluded that Wisconsin ranked 46th of the 50 states on a courteous driver scale, one being the most courteous and 50 being the rudest drivers in the nation. The results have Wisconsinites shaking their heads.

Kars4Kids is a non-profit organization that helps kids to become productive members of their respective communities. Its survey was conducted as part of its Drive Human campaign, which encourages courteous driving.

St. Croix lake cabin lawsuit decided by U.S. Supreme Court

A decision has been made in a prolonged lawsuit that wound its way through the highest courts in Wisconsin and landing before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016. This June, the highest court in the country agreed with the Wisconsin courts and ruled against a large family.

A beloved vacation cottage in need of repair

Wrongful death claims can come after a fatal car crash

Car accidents are something that can't always be prevented. This is of very little consolation when you lose a loved one in a fatal car crash. If you find out that the car crash was actually due to another driver's actions or inaction, you might be ready to do something about your loved one's death.

One option that some people have in these cases is filing a wrongful death claim. This is a claim that might help you recover some of the financial damages you are facing because of your loved one's untimely death.

Know your options after losing a loved one in a fatal car crash

You never expected your loved one to go to work and not come home after the shift was over. When you got the call that your loved one was in a car accident while driving for work and that your loved one wasn't doing well, you probably want to just crumple into a pile. While this is understandable, you will have to work on grieving for your loved one and moving forward.

One aspect of a sudden loss like this that is often difficult is determining how you are going to be able to make ends meet without the income you've relied upon. This isn't an easy time for you, especially now that you have to deal with the expenses of your loved one's final arrangements.

Think about the benefits and responsibilities of bankruptcy

Bankruptcy was one thought of as an easy way to get out of paying what you owe. This isn't the case since the revamping of the system that occurred a while back. Now, bankruptcy is more of a tool that can help you to take charge of your financial situation. We know that you might want to know more about how bankruptcy might help you.

In our previous blog post, we discussed the automatic stay and what this does when you file for bankruptcy. This is only one of the benefits that you will be able to enjoy. Another benefit is that you will be able to reclaim your finances.

Unexpected hazards for motorcyclists: 3 surprising crashes

Summer is nearly here, which means motorcycle season is well underway in Wisconsin. Nothing beats the thrill and freedom of taking your bike out on the open roads. On the other hand, nothing stifles that joy quicker than an accident.

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of motorcycle accidents happen during the warmer months – between May and September, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. As every avid biker is aware, other vehicles pose the biggest risk to your safety. Far too many drivers simply don’t make a habit of watching for motorcycles.

Driverless cars may soon be hitting Wisconsin roads

It’s hard to dispute that autonomous vehicles – in some form – are the future of the automotive industry. From Tesla to Google to Uber, numerous companies across the nation have had their hands in headline-grabbing projects. Fully driverless cars are currently undergoing testing in a number of states. Wisconsin may be next.

Last month, Governor Scott Walker took the first step toward allowing driverless cars on Wisconsin roads. A newly formed steering committee will provide recommendations on how to oversee testing and pave the way for regulating driverless cars.

Handle workers' compensation issues very carefully

There are many things that can impact a workers' compensation claim. As we discussed in a recent post, technology is one of these. When you file for workers' compensation, you have to think about how things might appear. If you claim that you can't go to work because of a back injury, you probably shouldn't go to the gym and lift heavy weights.

We understand that you might have some questions about workers' compensation and what might occur. We can help you to understand these points. If your claim is denied, we can help you as you work through the appeal.

Understanding the purpose and limitations of the automatic stay

By the time a person decides to file for bankruptcy, he or she has probably exhausted all other options for dealing with the debt. Some people put off filing for bankruptcy simply because they don't think that the process will actually help them.

One way that bankruptcy can help you deal with the debt you have is by taking away some of the stress of dealing with the debt collectors. You know how stressful it is to have constant phone calls and letters that are demanding money from you that you just don't have to send in.

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.

  1. Rated By Super Lawyers | Russel D. Nicolet
    Super Lawyers Rising Stars
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Bankruptcy
  2. The American Association of Legal Advocates Wisconsin Association for Justice BBB Accredited Business - A+
  3. Minnesota State Bar Association American Bar Association State Bar of Wisconsin
  4. BV Distinguished | Lexis Nexis | Martindale-Hubbell | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability The National Trial Lawyers

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511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-802-0872
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Superior Office
1507 Tower Ave Suite 210B
Superior, WI 54880

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337 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Nicolet Law Office, S.C. helps people throughout Western Wisconsin and Minnesota including; Hudson, Eau Claire, Superior, Amery, Rice Lake, Chippewa Falls, River Falls, Menomonie, Hayward, New Richmond, Spooner, Bloomer and Barron.

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