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If the Workers Comp Insurance Carrier Wants Me to Give a Recorded Statement, What Should I Do?

If the workers compensation adjustor asks you to give a recorded statement about your injury, you have certain rights.   One main reason workmans comp carriers want to take a recorded statement is to get your statements on record, and if any inconsistencies develop later on with other evidence, they can use this against you.  Wisconsin… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on February 16, 2017

If You Miss Work Due to Your Work Comp Injury, You are Entitled to Benefits for Lost Wages

If you are injured at work in Wisconsin, and miss time from work due to your injury, with a doctor’s permission, then you are entitled to a benefit for lost wages which is equal to two thirds of your average weekly wage.  This benefit is called Temporal Total Disablity (TTD) and is paid weekly.  If you are off work… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on February 8, 2017

If You are Injured at Work, You Decide which Doctor to See

Under Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law, if you are injured on the job in Wisconsin, you can see a doctor of your choice if medical treatment is necessary.  Your employer does NOT get to choose which doctor you see.  Wisconsin is a patient choice state for workers compensation.  You also have the right to seek a… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on February 7, 2017

What you can do if Your Workers Comp Claim is Denied

If you have been injured at work, and have medical expenses and/or lost time from work, and your work comp claim is denied, DO NOT give up.  You can appeal a denial of a work injury to the State of Wisconsin.  A good lawyer who focuses their practice on workers compensation claims can handle this appeal… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on February 6, 2017

What to do if the Workers Comp Insurance schedules an IME or Independent Medical Exam

If you have been injured at work in Wisconsin, and you get a notice in the mail that you have to attend an Independent Medical Examination, you may be wondering if you have to attend this exam.   The short answer is YES in most cases.  By law, the workers comp carrier can send you to… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on February 3, 2017