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What workers' compensation injuries are covered by the law?

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:

How injuries are connected to employment

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.

We help when a workers' comp claim is denied

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.

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.

Are skin abnormalities just a normal part of working hard?

Many jobs place workers in contact with substances that can irritate the skin. It is crucial that workers who are exposed to these irritants are provided with the protection they need to keep their skin healthy. There is a chance that prolonged exposure to some chemicals or substances can lead to serious health issues.

Know your rights to safety in the workplace

You have the right to work in a safe workplace that is free of hazards and does not provide you with any stress or concerns about being injured on the job. This doesn't mean injuries will never happen, but you should not have to work somewhere that is blatantly dangerous, where even simple hazards are not fixed.

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