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Five important facts to know about the Workers Compensation process in Wisconsin

Workers Compensation Appeals are Complex:   The workers comp law is supposed to streamline benefits for injured workers, but it is still complex.  If your claim is denied, then you have the legal right to appeal and pursue an appeal.  But there are many things to think about, and you only get one chance at a hearing…. read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on July 25, 2017

Should I Hire a Local Attorney for my Work Comp Claim in Wausau, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids?

YES you can hire a local attorney for your workers compensation claim in Central and Northern Wisconsin!  There are many very good attorneys in Central and Northern Wisconsin that can help you get your workers compensation settlement or benefits.  There are several big firms from Southern Wisconsin who advertise in Central and Northern Wisconsin.  But you can also hire… read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on July 25, 2017

Can I get my lost wages paid to me if I miss time after a work injury?

Yes you can.  In Wisconsin, if you are injured at work, you have the right to receive compensation for your lost time.  Workers compensation benefits for lost wages are referred to as: Temporary Total Disability (TTD).  These TTD benefits for lost wages are owed after you have been off work for more than 3 days.  … read more

Posted in Worker's Compensation on July 24, 2017

If I apply for Social Security Disability Benefits and get denied, should I appeal if I think I am disabled?

If you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, and receive a notice of disapproved claim (which is a denial), then YES you have the legal right to appeal this denial if you believe you are disabled.  You have 60 days from the date you receive a notice of disapproved claim to file your appeal.   Make sure… read more

Posted in Social Security Disability on July 24, 2017

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 can I Do if My Workers Comp Claim is Denied?

If you have been injured at work, and have medical expenses and/or lost time from work, and your employer denies your workers comp claim, DO NOT give up.  You can appeal an unfair 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 for… 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