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What you can do if you're hurt on the job

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.

Workers can be of various types, from seasonal employees to part-time workers. Domestic and volunteer workers are excluded from workers' compensation protection. Farm workers are a special case, and are only covered on farms where there are six or more employees for at least 20 days per year.

What happens if your employer isn't insured?

If you think your employer doesn't have workers' compensation insurance and should, you can contact the Workers' Compensation Division to start an investigation. Your employer should be self-insured or covered by workers' compensation under most circumstances.

What kinds of injuries does workers' compensation insurance cover?

Workers' compensation insurance covers injuries that take place on the job, and they can be mental or physical injuries. If you travel for work, you are covered at all times while you're traveling, including while you eat or sleep. If you work in an office or a single point of employment, then you typically are only covered when you are in the workplace.

If you're hurt at work, you deserve to be compensated and to have your medical care covered. Our website has more information on workers' compensation laws, so you can learn about the rights you have as a victim of an accident in the workplace. Contact us today for more information about your specific case.

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 Million Dollar Advocates Forum

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Contact us today for a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. We are conveniently located for your accessibility, with offices in Hudson, Eau Claire, and five other cities throughout the region. If your condition prevents you from coming to one of our offices, we will happily meet with you at your home or another location that is comfortable for you.

Call Us: 800-456-6956

  • In Wisconsin, call: 715-802-0872
  • In Minnesota, call: 651-243-2872

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