Wisconsin Workers Compensation Lawyer

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More than 4.5 million injuries and illnesses are reported in private industry workplaces each year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that roughly five workers are injured at work or become ill in the workplace per 100 full-time workers each year. In this country, certain work laws exist that are designed to guarantee that workers who are injured in the workplace will receive permanent set financial awards. These laws were designed in order to aid injured workers and keep them out of the claims court.

Workers\' compensation is a type of insurance that provides restitution for medical care for employees who are injured while in the place of employment, in exchange for the forfeit of the employee\'s right to sue the employer under the umbrella of negligence. Plans fluctuate according to different state court districts, though they can be made for weekly payments instead of wages as a type of disability insurance, compensation for past and future economic losses, the payment or reimbursement of the medical expenses as a type of health insurance, and benefits payable to the dependents of workers who were killed as a type of life insurance.

There are certain medical conditions that are not covered under Worker\'s Compensation Insurance, those are:
cardiac arrest
repetitious mental trauma
everyday natural disease
intoxication
willful attempt to harm oneself or others
injury sustained during off-duty social activity
an incident that occurred as an act of God
horseplay on the job that causes an injury

Unfortunately, in some cases, a company or private employer will try to test these laws and attempt to pay an injured employee less than what that they deserve to be compensated for their injuries. In these cases, the injured employee should always contact a workers\' compensation lawyer or attorney for help.

In the state of Wisconsin, workers\' compensation is compulsory, and the waiting period for compensation benefits after injury is three days. This may sound simple enough, but workers\' compensation laws can be complex, and many of these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time.

Fortunately, a workers\' compensation lawyer or attorney will be well-versed in Wisconsin's current workers\' compensation laws, and they will have the knowledge needed to work with the various agencies, your employer and the courts on your behalf.

While an experienced Wisconsin workers\' compensation lawyer or attorney can help you file and win your claim, the lawyer overseeing your claim will have to be compensated for their services. Currently, in the state of Wisconsin, the attorney fees are permitted 20% in disputed cases.

If you or someone you know has been injured at work, and you want to learn more about your legal rights, contact a Wisconsin workers\' compensation lawyer or attorney by visiting the American Bar Association website. The American Bar Association website features a lawyer locator function which allows the user to search through workers\' compensation lawyer and attorney profiles in each specific city and state. Access to the site and profiles is free.

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