Workers Compensation

09 Aug

How Can I Receive Worker’s Comp Benefits for an Occupational Disease?

Workers who get injured on the job may be eligible to receive worker’s compensation benefits. These benefits can also extend to those who contract an occupational disease in the workplace. However, you must be able to prove that your illness was the result of conditions particular to your job. If you have contracted an occupational […]

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13 May

Can I Take a New Job While Receiving Worker’s Compensation?

When a work-related injury puts an employee out of work for a significant time, he or she may start thinking about getting a new job. Returning to work may be a challenge because you feel stressed or anxious about what happened. Perhaps you want a safer job or one that is less physically taxing on […]

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13 Apr

Will I Lose My Worker’s Comp Benefits If My Employer Fires Me?

If you have suffered an injury on the job, it is important to know if you will continue receiving your worker’s compensation benefits until you can return to work. However, what if your employer fires you? Does this mean that you will lose your benefits? This is a concern for many employees, especially when jobs […]

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04 Mar

Can I Get Worker’s Comp If Injured While Working from Home?

With more employees working remotely these days, telecommuters may be wondering whether they will be covered by worker’s compensation if they get injured at home. A claim will need to meet certain standards, but you may be eligible for benefits if the injury is work-related. However, it can be more challenging to prove you suffered […]

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21 Jan

Job-Related Electrocution Accidents and Worker’s Compensation

Many workers are exposed to electrical hazards at their jobs. Whether they are working with damaged extension cords, faulty power lines or operating electrical equipment, the risk of electrocution is high. Electrical shocks and burns can result in serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical injury while […]

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17 Dec

Do Weather-Related Injuries Qualify for Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

For some workers, cold weather only affects them during their commute to the office and when traveling back home again. However, for those who work outdoors in the winter (construction workers, first responders, utility workers, delivery drivers, etc.), cold weather is an ever-present part of their day. The clothes they wear need to keep them […]

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18 Nov

Can I Get Worker’s Comp Benefits If My Injury Was Self-Inflicted?

If you have been injured on the job, you may be able to get worker’s comp benefits to help cover reasonable medical expenses and disability/wage loss while in recovery. But what happens when a worker causes his or her own injuries? In certain cases, these injuries could still be covered under the Wisconsin worker’s compensation […]

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15 Oct

Proving an Existing Injury Was Made Worse by Your Job

Many employees may believe that having a preexisting injury may automatically disqualify them from pursuing a worker’s compensation claim, even if that old injury becomes worse because of their job duties. However, in Wisconsin, this is not true. You cannot be barred from making a claim simply because you have a preexisting injury. If you […]

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16 Sep

Potential Liability for Injuries Due to Heavy Machinery Accidents

Workers in many industries, including construction and manufacturing, operate heavy machinery during building, demolition and restoration. Unfortunately, constant exposure to this machinery can put workers at a greater risk of being in an accident that can result in life-altering injuries and fatalities. If you or someone you care about has been injured at work in […]

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25 Aug

Will My Employer Hold My Job While on Worker’s Comp?

If you are injured at work and receiving worker’s compensation benefits, it can be comforting to know that you are being cared for while unable to work. However, you may be wondering what happens once you can return to work. Will your job still be there? Can you be terminated while on worker’s comp? Our […]

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