In the state of Wisconsin, if you sustain a work related injury, the workers compensation carrier is required by state law to pay for your medical bills. However a workers compensation insurance carrier can challenge and deny your claim. Once they deny your claim, they can refuse to pay your medical bills and lost wages. When this happens, problems and bills can start to pile up. If you are off work, in addition to trying to deal with healing from your injury, you may not have any income or a substantially reduced income. Worse, if the work comp insurance is not paying your medical bills, then these bills may be piling up and collection agencies may be calling.
The good news is, if your claim is denied, you have the legal right to appeal. You can try and recover your benefits. However, this is not a time to go it alone. Workers compensation laws and regulations are complex. The procedures for filing a work comp appeal can be overwhelming, and you must also develop, obtain, and present facts, medical records, doctors reports, and other evidence supporting your claim to the workers compensation administrative law judge.
If you want, you have the right to hire a lawyer to handle all these tasks for you. A good work comp attorney can do everything necessary to make sure you present all facts and evidence necessary to not only prevail, but to obtain to most compensation you are legally entitled to under Wisconsin work comp law. It doesn’t cost anything up front to hire a workers compensation attorney to represent you. Workers Compensation attorneys in Wisconsin will recover a fee of 20% of any settle or award the lawyer recovers for you, plus their out of pocket costs. Also, it doesn’t cost anything extra to hire the best workers compensation lawyer. Attorney John Jokela takes each case personally, and fights to get each of his clients the best settlement possible as fast as possible.
With over 20 years of experience, Attorney John R. Jokela proudly serves injured workers throughout central and northern Wisconsin including Stevens Point, Plover, and the surrounding area and cities from his office in Wausau. Attorney John Jokela has successfully represented hundreds of clients and recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the 20 years he has been practicing law in Wisconsin*. Call John at 715-845-9000 and find out what your rights are when you are injured at work. Your first consultation is at no cost to you.