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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.

Changes coming to workers' compensation laws

Workers' compensation is incredibly important as a way to provide money and support to those who are injured on the job, allowing them to cover the costs of medical treatment and, often, to get money to pay the bills while they recover. These laws are a way to keep the workforce strong and to ensure that workers don't have to be nervous that a single incident is going to put them out of a job and sink them too far into debt.

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?

Hazards for specific types of industries

Workers in various industries face a vast array of hazards while on the job, and, while things like slip and fall accidents can be reported in most industries, it's also important to look at the specific things that show up most often in each one. Below are a few examples of these hazards that people in Wisconsin should be aware of so that they know their rights if they're injured while working.

What happens when I file a worker's compensation claim?

What can you expect from your worker's compensation process? For many Wisconsin residents, being injured at work is the start of an ongoing medical and legal saga that can be fraught with peril at every turn. A qualified attorney can help those who have suffered a work accident navigate the claims process, improving their odds of recovering the money they need in the wake of a workplace accident.

What factors determine your workers' compensation coverage?

If you are injured while on the job, you may think that you are automatically covered by workers' compensation through your employer. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In some cases, it can actually be a rather complicated matter to determine whether or not you actually qualify and are actually covered.

What exactly is workers' compensation?

Although you may think that workers' compensation is a government-controlled program, it might surprise you to learn that it is a type of insurance that while state-mandated is actually paid for by employers instead. This insurance is used to cover payments made to employees who become injured or disabled due to an accident while they were performing their duties at work. It can help to pay for their medical costs.

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