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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.

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.

WisDOT Declares All State Highways 'Frozen'

On January 8, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) officially declared all state highways and U.S. highways in Wisconsin "frozen." Sure, it's cold out, but doesn't that seem a little extreme?

When you learn more about what they really mean by "frozen," it doesn't actually seem as strange and extreme as you might initially think.

Wisconsin medical facility cited for asbestos violations

There are federal standards that businesses must follow when dealing with a building that is known to contain asbestos. In a recent development, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a health care facility for violations that exposed maintenance workers to asbestos when they worked in the facility.

The citations note that The Monroe Clinic found out about the asbestos presence in 2008; however, the company didn't reveal that information to the maintenance workers or provide those workers with the appropriate safety gear. This means that all of the maintenance workers who came into contact with the asbestos are now at risk of developing potentially fatal medical conditions as a result of that exposure.

What can you do in 2017 to recover from bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy doesn't have to be the end of your financial life. While it's usually a fairly big bump in the road for most people, bankruptcy is actually meant to be a new beginning. Contrary to common belief, it doesn't completely wipe the slate clean. It does, however, make it easier to clear away tallies that have long stained your slate. Working with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer can help you come through the process with a clearer slate, and following some good financial goal tips can help you recover quicker in 2017.

First, learn from your past financial mistakes.Take time to review your financials and really understand what brought you to bankruptcy in the first place. You'll probably have to go through credit counseling as part of your bankruptcy, so make the most of the tools you'll encounter there. Answer questions honestly and really think about the information that the credit courses provide you. Your goals in 2017 should be about maintaining stability, returning to savings habits and avoiding future debt traps.

Merry Christmas? Not For Those Who Suffer These Weird Holiday Injuries.

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The Christmas season isn't just for decking the halls, trimming the tree and giving gifts. It's also, unfortunately, a time when serious injuries can still occur no matter how much joy is spread.

What stands out most of all about these holiday-time injuries is how odd their causes can be. While these injuries may not be as dramatic as Santa being hurt while sliding down the chimney or elves filing workers' comp claims for getting hurt while assembling toys, some of the real situations that have been reported are almost as strange.

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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