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Steps to take to get workers' compensation paid

When you are injured on the job, you expect that workers' compensation will kick in and help you get your bills paid and food on the table. Sometimes, this doesn't happen. Your claim is denied by your employer and you need to appeal. What are your next steps? How do you handle this in an expedient manner?

Your first step is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney, such as our attorneys at the Nicolet Law Office S.C. We can help. We do our research, listen to your side of what happened and form your appeal carefully and thoughtfully. Our law office has many years of experience in dealing with this type of situation.

The second step is to request a hearing. We can do this for you. We fill out all the forms, gather whatever back-up documentation is needed and file it with the Workers' Compensation Division of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

Next, when you receive a notice of a hearing, be sure to inform your attorney. We can make the process much smoother and easier for you. With our guidance, you may get a positive outcome.

Lastly, you will go into mediation with your employer to come to a meeting of the minds over what is a fair settlement. If you can't come to an understanding, you will have to may request a formal hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. There is an application process that must be completed. You need to include a medical report to support your claim.

If you have been injured on the job and your claim is denied, you can call on this law firm to have your best interests in mind. No amount of work is too much for us. We know what to do to get you paid for your pain and suffering and for your lost wages.

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

Office Locations

Regional Office Map

Hudson Office
511 2nd Street Suite 203
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-802-0872
Hudson Office

Superior Office
1507 Tower Ave Suite 210B
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: 715-802-0872
Superior Office

Rice Lake Office
337 N. Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Rice Lake Office

Eau Claire Office
402 Graham Ave, Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: 715-802-0872
Eau Claire Office

St. Paul Office
332 Minnesota Street, Suite 3172
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-243-2872
St. Paul Office

Amery Office
228 Keller Ave N.
Suite 3A
Amery, WI 54001

Toll Free: 800-456-6956
Amery Office

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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