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Construction Accidents Result in Hefty Costs for Companies Responsible

March 06, 2014

Data indicates that construction accidents are responsible for many on-the-job injuries that result in Wisconsin Workers Compensation Claims. Recently, several construction companies reached settlements with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the fines they will pay for several serious and fatal construction accidents. According to the Daily Reporter, the first incident occurred on […] Read more »

Wisconsin Workers Compensation Lawyers Discuss Common Questions That Follow Workplace Injuries

January 16, 2014

Employees of businesses in Wisconsin face many on-the-job hazards each day that may cause injuries. When work accidents happen, a majority of these individuals are covered by workers’ compensation benefits. But for many, the process of applying for benefits raises numerous questions. The Appleton Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz can […] Read more »

Lawmakers Considering Reforms to the Wisconsin Workers Compensation System

October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013 When an employee is injured on-the-job, they often have a right to file for compensation for medical bills and lost wages through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance coverage. The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain the system in Wisconsin is considered strong, with some of the […] Read more »

Wisconsin Plant Fined $185,000 for Worker Safety Violations

September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 The Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that fires and explosions are responsible for a large portion of work-related accidents. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated fires and explosions were responsible for roughly 3 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2012. A manufacturing plant […] Read more »

Wisconsin Officials Considering Changes to Workers’ Compensation System

August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 Each year, thousands of Wisconsin citizens are the victims of on-the-job accidents that require they file for Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Benefits to cover expenses incurred due to the injuries. Now though, several businesses in the state are lobbying for reforms that would make it more difficult for injury victims to get the […] Read more »

Doctors Often Stuck in the Middle of Workers’ Compensation Claims

March 14, 2013

March 14, 2013 When a worker is hurt on the job, Wisconsin law requires the employer to cover medical expenses related to the injury by providing Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation benefits. Each year, roughly 6,500 employees take advantage of these benefits. However, doctors are saying that it is becoming increasingly difficult to balance an employer’s needs […] Read more »

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Workers’ Compensation Case

February 07, 2013

Jan. 31, 2013 The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently reached a decision in a Juneau County Workers’ Compensation Benefits claim filed three years ago. An article published in a recent issue of the Juneau County Star Times stated the court believed a judge with the Labor and Industry Review Commission correctly awarded workers’ compensation benefits […] Read more »

OSHA Forms Partnerships to Reduce Wisconsin Work Accidents

December 20, 2012

Work-related accidents are a leading cause of injuries in Wisconsin today. To help battle the problem, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it has formed several partnerships with businesses spanning several industries to improve worker safety. Read more »
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