Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

Working and Social Security Disability

April 06, 2018

Working and Social Security Disability: Can I work when applying for Social Security Disability Benefits? The short answer: Yes, you can work part-time while waiting for a decision on your Social Security Benefits. However, there is a lot to consider while working. • One, you have to make less than Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA,) which for […] Read more »

Worker’s Compensation: Classifying Injuries

March 15, 2018

In Wisconsin, a law divides work injury claims into two types of classifying injuries; they are called scheduled injuries and unscheduled injuries. Whether an injury is classified as scheduled or unscheduled depends on the part of the body that is affected by the injury. Injuries to the head, neck, torso, or back are considered unscheduled […] Read more »

The Independent Medical Evaluation & How it Affects Your Worker’s Compensation Case

October 09, 2017

The Worker’s Compensation Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)   When I receive phone calls from new potential clients who have been injured on the job, I frequently hear something along the following lines, “I injured my back about five months ago and Worker’s Compensation was paying for everything. Now my doctor is recommending a surgery, and Worker’s […] Read more »

The Fight Over Singer Prince’s Estate Rages On

June 28, 2017

The Prince Estate Dispute: The battle over deceased singer Prince’s estate provides a textbook example of the importance of having an estate plan. Having died without a will or trust, Prince’s estate will pass to his heirs – his sister and five half-siblings–who were recently identified after the court sifted through and excluded a number of […] Read more »

Subrogation: What You Need to Know

June 16, 2017

What is Subrogation? To understand subrogation, consider the following: If you’ve ever visited a doctor following an accident, you’ve probably received a very ominous letter from your health insurer a few weeks later. The letter tells you that you must give the details of the accident and implies that you must get the medical bills […] Read more »

Changes in Worker’s Compensation Law

March 28, 2017

In March 2016 there were several very significant changes in the Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation law. Two of the changes that were particularly significant were the changes to the Statue of Limitations and changes on how permanent partial disability is assessed. In simple terms, the Status of Limitations means the time with which an injured worker […] Read more »

How Long Do I Have To Make My Work Injury Claim

May 05, 2016

There has been recent changes in Wisconsin’s workers compensation laws. A worker now has 6 years from the date of a traumatic injury to make a claim for compensation. For injuries occurring before March 2, 2016, the old time limit of 12 years applies. This time limit is what is referred to as the statute […] Read more »

Health Insurance Payments In Workers Compensation Claims

May 03, 2016

Often a health insurance company will make payments towards your medical bills that you believe should be the responsibility of the workers compensation insurance company. This usually happens when you get medical treatment after the work comp insurance denies your claim. It is fine to have your bills processed through your group health insurance while […] Read more »
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