Any accident leading to a severe injury is sure to affect many aspects of your life, and injuries that occur at the workplace are typically covered under worker’s compensation benefits. A worker who is injured while at the workplace or performing a duty of their job will be entitled to file a worker’s compensation claim with their employer. Unfortunately, some claims are denied by the workers compensation insurance carrier. If you or a loved one has been denied a worker’s compensation claim involving surgery, do not hesitate to contact an experienced Wausau worker’s compensation attorney. Attorney John Jokela has almost 20 years experience obtaining settlements and awards for injured working men and women in Wisconsin, and he can answer your questions and take on your case if you want him to represent you. If you call John R. Jokela, your initial consultation is free and there is no up front fee or payment required. If you hire attorney John R. Jokela, you owe him nothing unless he wins your case or gets you a settlement. The John Jokela Law Firm LLC has the resources to handle your case properly and develop all evidence necessary to maximize your claim with no financial contribution required by you during the handling of your case. Attorney Jokela advances all necessary costs of pursuing your case, and there are no fees or costs unless there is a recovery.
The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act provides benefits to injured workers, including medical expenses, a percentage of wages for the time the employee has to be out of work, permanent disability in the event of a permanent injury, lost future earnings in certain cases, as well as many other benefits. If you are injured at work, you must report your injury to your employer right away, as soon as possible after the injury occurs, or as soon as you become aware of the injury. The employer must then report the claim to their insurance carrier, who then reports the claim to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Division. The workers compensation insurance carrier will then investigate the claim and determine whether the injured worker’s injuries fall within the scope of worker’s compensation coverage.
An employee injured at work is entitled to receive benefits that cover all medical, surgical, and hospital expenses including:
The failure of an employer or insurance provider to cover one of the most important medical expenses – that of the surgical procedure – is reason enough for an employee to consider appealing a denial of a workers compensation claim by the insurance carrier. A surgery is a serious procedure, and is not recommended lightly by a doctor. A surgery also can mean a lengthy recovery period. This means extended time off of work without a benefit check, and of course this can lead to financial distress for you and your family.
Injuries which require surgery obviously stem from serious accidents, and should be treated as such. If the workers compensation insurance company has denied your worker’s compensation clam, this does NOT mean your claim is over. The insurance carrier does not have the last word. If the insurance carrier denies your claim, you can fight back. You can appeal, and an experience workers compensation attorney can help. As an attorney practicing workers compensation law in Wisconsin for almost 20 years, John R. Jokela can take on your case, file an appeal, and work to get you the settlement or award you deserve as quickly as possible.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a workplace accident and have been denied coverage under your worker’s compensation claim, do not hesitate to contact the John Jokela Law Firm. John Jokela has years of experience in handling Wisconsin worker’s compensation claims and has assisted clients in handling workers compensation claims, both large and small, for almost 20 years. Contact our Wausau office today and we will begin examining the facts of your claim, answer all your questions, and start the process of fighting back to get you the settlement or award you deserve right away. A good work comp lawyer can make a big difference in your case.