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.
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.
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.
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.
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Wisconsin workers' compensation law offers the following definition of an "injury": Any physical or mental harm that is caused because of a workplace accident or disease, which includes accidental damage to dental appliances, artificial limbs and teeth. This article will discuss in detail the types and varieties of injuries covered by the law in this respect:
For those seeking workers' compensation payments, it is clear that the injury has to be connected to the employment in some fashion. In fact, employers will sometimes counter claims if they think a person was really injured at home and is only saying it happened at work to get this compensation. There are a few ways that employees can show that their injures wouldn't have happened if not for their jobs.
Workers' comp claims are denied every month in Wisconsin. It happens, and you should not assume that it's the end of the line, that you have no other options left. We can help when your claim doesn't go through. We assist with both partial and full denials.
Wisconsin workers are covered by the workers' compensation laws in the state from the first day of employment, in most cases. If your employer has three or more full-time or part-time employees, you should be covered. The same is true if your employer has a payroll of $500 or more in any quarter of a calendar year.
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