Milwaukee Workers Compensation Attorney
Were you injured on the job? Was your workplace injury the result of your employer’s negligence? Were you injured in a car accident when driving for work? Did a slip and fall at work cause your serious injury? Do you wonder what you should do, who you should talk to, and where you should turn for help?
Wisconsin law gives you the right to compensation!
At Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., our workplace injury attorneys can explain the process of successfully securing workers’ compensation after an accident at work. We can help you understand how to report the accident to your employer, how to file a claim for workers’ compensation, and what to do if your claim is denied.
Let our experience and successful track record inspire confidence as you seek workers’ comp benefits. Contact us to schedule a free initial phone consultation with an experienced employment law attorney.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Wisconsin
If you suffered a serious physical injury at work, or if you have developed an occupational condition as a result of your work duties, you may certainly have a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Even if you were injured away from your job site while on official work duty, you may still be entitled to workers’ comp benefits.
Workers’ compensation – also called workman’s comp – claims can involve a variety of injuries that are a result of on-the-job accidents or the cumulative effects of work duties:
- Herniated disc, lower back injury, and other back injury, commonly from lifting or slip and fall accidents
- Carpal tunnel, bursitis, or other wrist and elbow injury, often from repetitious motions
- Head trauma and brain injury, commonly a result of on-the-job car accidents, defective equipment, or slip and falls
If you suffered a workplace injury, Wisconsin workers’ compensation can help cover your medical treatment, occupational and physical therapy, surgeries, and prosthetics. You may also be entitled to temporary disability benefits or long-term Social Security Disability benefits if your injury is permanently disabling.
The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Act
You must report any accident or job condition and resulting injury to your employer within 30 days of the incident. Under Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation Act, after filing a timely report, an employee must prove the following in order to receive workers’ comp benefits:
- You were injured while doing your job or performing your work duties.
- Your work duties lead to or caused your injury or condition, either that your injury is a direct result of your work duties or they aggravated a pre-existing condition.
- You have suffered a loss, either physical or material, such as lost wages, lost work time, or loss of function leading to temporary or permanent limitations.
If you believe you might have a valid claim, don’t wait to talk with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. If you know you have a claim, but it has been denied by your employer’s insurance company, contact Alan C. Olson & Associates, s.c., to schedule a free initial phone consultation.