December 5th, 2013|
December 5, 2013
When a worker is injured as the result of an on-the-job accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation from workers compensation benefits. Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz’s team of Wisconsin Workers Compensation Lawyers explain that the most common causes of injuries in these claims are transportation accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roadway and transportation incidents accounted for causing an estimated 40 percent of all workplace related fatalities last year.
Recently, a transportation accident near the town of Herman, Wisconsin, was responsible for leaving two commercial tractor-trailer drivers seriously injured. According to a story by the Daily Citizen, the crash happened just before 11:15 a.m. yesterday morning at the intersection of Highways 33 and P in Dodge County.
Reports indicate that a big rig traveling northbound on Highway P attempted to pass through the crossing with Highway 33, but it struck a second tractor-trailer. The impact caused the load being hauled by the second truck to come loose and spill into the highway, where a third vehicle collided with the freight.
The collision resulted in two drivers being seriously injured, requiring rescue crews to transport both victims to local hospitals for further treatment.
The law firm’s team of Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of the dangers transportation accidents pose to workers. That’s why the firm encourages any worker who is injured in an on-the-job accident to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney.
August 15th, 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 benefits they need.
An article released by Wisconsin Public News Radio explains the changes could include cutting the time injury victims can make claims for continued medical coverage to three years following an accident. There may also be a move to a more structured fee schedule when treating injured workers.
Business leaders say the main goal of the reforms is to reduce the costs associated with treating injured workers and to slash the number of fraudulent claims made each year.
Such changes could potentially only further complicate an already complex process to receive benefits after a workplace accident. Experts also say some of these changes could lead to doctors refusing to treat patients who are receiving workers compensation benefits.
The Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorneys with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz are aware of how difficult the process of applying for workers’ compensation benefits can be, and they are here to help anyone who has been injured at work through no fault of their own.