Sigman Janssen Legal Blog

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 »

Hard Work Brings Home Successful Collection Action

April 30, 2015

Attorney Chris Evenson won a judgment for a client who had loaned a family member a significant sum of money for the purchase of a home. The victory cam after a trial to the court and fully vindicated the client’s right to reimbursement for the money loaned. While there was no promissory note or other written […] Read more »

Sigman Janssen Takes on Wisconsin Recreational Immunity Overreach

March 30, 2015

The Wisconsin Recreational Immunity statute was enacted to encourage landowners to open their lands to the public to permit recreational activities.  Since it’s enactment a series of Court of Appeals and Supreme Court decisions have widened it’s scope. The first push was to expand it’s application to landowners regardless of whether they opened their land […] Read more »

New Law Requires New Domestic Abuse Provision for Residential Leases

February 17, 2014

Wisconsin statutes now codify a tenant’s defense to an eviction action in instances where the tenant is a victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking, and the action is based on conduct related to those instances. Effective March 1, 2014, all residential lease agreements must contain a provision advising tenants of these new statutory […] Read more »

Beware, New Scam Targeting Wisconsinites

February 14, 2014

From the Milwaukee Journal: Deed Scam Tricks New Homeowners Into Buying Useless Documents Scammers doing business under multiple names — including Record Transfer Services — are soliciting consumers nationwide who conducted recent real estate transactions. The company tries to trick people into paying more than $80 for useless property records, including deeds that they can […] Read more »

Social Security Disability: Mental Health Limitations

January 30, 2014

Mental health limitations are difficult to prove in a Social Security Disaiblity hearing; however, Attorney Burkham is committed to helping individuals with mental health problems be successful in their disability claims.  In one recent case, the claimant had been turned down by several other lawyers and his hearing date was fast approaching.  Attorney Burkham saw […] Read more »

Under-Insured Coverage: Navigating the Way

January 29, 2014

Attorney Jim Pitz recently obtained great success for a high school athlete who was injured so badly in an accident that high school sports were no longer possible. This case required a detailed analysis and legal briefing of insurance coverage on multiple policies. Auto insurance companies will typically dispute coverage even when they have responsibility […] Read more »

Social Security

January 28, 2014

Did you know that you can obtain Social Security Disability or SSI benefits even if you are now back at work? Oftentimes people are out of work for a period of a year or more but then recover and go back to work without knowing that they can apply for disability benefits.  However, the Social […] Read more »
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