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My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied: What can I do?

February 1, 2020

Thousands of people each year get hurt while on the job. When you get hurt at work, generally, your employer should be responsible for paying for your medical treatment and for providing you with a portion of your wages while you are not able to work. Most companies are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. […]

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How Long do I Have to File a Workers’ Comp Claim in Wisconsin?

November 8, 2019

If you were hurt at work, your injuries are typically covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp is a special type of insurance that most employers must carry. While you should make a report to your employer within 30 days of your injury, you must typically report it no later than two years in order […]

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What are the Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States?

August 25, 2019

Everyone needs a job to survive, but some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others. When you accept a job, you should know the dangers that you could face. You should also be confident that your employer will take steps to make sure that you have a safe working environment. The United States Department of […]

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What Workers’ Compensation Benefits am I Entitled to in Wisconsin?

May 16, 2019

Employees are entitled to work in a safe environment. When an employee suffers an injury while at work, he or she is likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In Wisconsin, workers’ compensation is overseen through the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. If you are hurt on the job, you will receive a portion […]

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What are the Most Common Workplace Injuries?

January 17, 2019

The workplace is supposed to be a safe environment where you feel secure. Sometimes, however, the workplace is not as safe a place as you might expect. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,147 fatal work injuries reported in 2017. That number averages to about 14 deaths per […]

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What Should I do if I am Hurt on the Job?

January 7, 2019

Every year there are millions of reported work injuries in the United States. Some injuries are extremely serious while others are relatively minor. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 2.8 million non- fatal workplace injuries and 5,147 fatal workplace injuries reported in the United States in 2017. […]

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What can I do if My Workers’ Comp Claim was Denied?

December 10, 2018

When you are hurt on the job, the injury should likely be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Employers in Wisconsin are generally required to carry workers’ comp insurance if they have three or more employees. First and foremost, it is important that the workers’ comp claim is properly submitted and that you report the injury […]

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How to Get the Most From Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

September 5, 2018

Getting injured on the job is a stressful situation that thousands of people in Wisconsin go through each year. Even with safety policies, safety gear, preventive training and OSHA standards in place, it is still possible for employees to suffer an injury on the job. If you are injured on the job, you need to […]

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How to Prepare for Your Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)

August 17, 2018

If you have been injured in an accident that happened while you were working, you are entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills and lost wages through a workers’ compensation claim. To receive this compensation, you will have to undergo an independent medical evaluation (IME) with one of the doctors provided to you by your […]

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Know the Risks of Silica Exposure in Your Workplace

February 6, 2017

Depending on your work environment, you could be exposed to one or more toxic substances. Asbestos, a fibrous mineral linked to mesothelioma in exposed individuals, is probably the most well-recognized workplace toxic substance hazard. Other toxic substances you can potentially face in your workplace include radiation, mercury, lead, and silica. Crystalline silica is a type […]

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