Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim
Guiding You Through the Claims Process
No one ever expects to get injured on the job, but if it happens to you, it’s important that you’re taking immediate action, and filing a claim. As soon as the accident occurs, you should:
- Talk to your supervisor.
Inform your supervisor or the manager on duty of your injury as soon as possible, even if it seems minor or doesn’t require medical attention.
- Seek medical attention.
Getting treated for your injuries can promote a faster recovery. It’s also important to have a doctor fully diagnose your injury, as your medical records will be vital evidence in helping you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
- Keep records of the accident.
Obtain a copy of your accident report and payment records from your workplace or supervisor, as well as a copy of your medical report from your doctor.
At Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Hodgkiss, our Appleton workers’ compensation lawyers are here to protect your rights as an injured worker. If you’ve been hurt on the job and can’t work, we want to help you get the benefits you deserve. Call us at (800) 775-1441 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
The Claims Process
There are four main steps that must take place when filing a Wisconsin workers’ compensation claim:
- Report the injury to your workplace.
To improve your chances of receiving benefits, you should report your injury to your employer immediately.
- Report the injury to your employer’s insurance provider.
Your company will have seven days to report your accident to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
- Report the injury to the Wisconsin Division of Workers’ Compensation (WC Division)
After being notified of your accident, your employer’s insurance carrier will submit your injury report to the WC Division within 14 days of the date of the accident.
- Payment and Benefits
Your employer’s insurance carrier must submit the WKC-13 Supplemental Report—a record of all benefits payments you may receive—and the WKC-13A Wage Information Supplement to the WC Division within 30 days of the accident.
If you’ve been injured at work and need to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, Sigman Janssen is here for you. We have more than 85 years of experience helping injured victims in Wisconsin get back on their feet, and we can help you, too. Contact us today to get started.