Wisconsin Workplace Injury Lawyers
If you have been hurt on the job, you may be overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. You are likely worried about getting back to work and covering lost wages and mounting medical bills. Call our Wisconsin workplace injury lawyers at Studinski Law, LLC at (715) 343-2850 or use our online form below.
Your Rights When Hurt on the Job
Wisconsin law provides all employees with the right to seek workers’ compensation benefits in the event of an injury while on the job. Many people have doubts about their ability to collect if they hold some responsibility for the accident that caused their injury. However, you do have a right to collect workers’ compensation even if you caused the accident. Studinski Law, LLC understands how Wisconsin courts and insurance companies apply employee negligence in workers’ compensation claims, and we will seek to get you a work injury recovery that is sufficient to help you move forward with your life.
Rights that you have during the workers’ compensation process include:
- The right to be represented by a lawyer. Your lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance company and make sure that you get compensation for all your injuries.
- The right to appeal any decision with the help of your lawyer.
- The right to disability compensation if you are permanently or even temporarily unable to return to work due to your injury.
- The right to see a doctor and pursue your medical treatment as you see fit.
- The right to refuse any request by your employer to have your own health insurance to pay for medical treatment.
What Can Studinski Law Do for You?
You should immediately report an injury to your employer. We can help you with the workplace injury claims process from start to finish.
There is a statute of limitations, or time limit, on making a work injury claim. We will start working on your claim right away to make sure you meet necessary deadlines.
You may have a workers’ comp claim or a third party claim after an injury on the job. We can help you understand your rights.
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percent of Wisconsin workers are covered by Worker’s Compensation Insurance from the day they start employment.
In 2016, there were approximately $4,400,000 work related injuries in the U.S that require medical attention and of those, slips and falls were the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims.
Source: National Safety Council, 2017
Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Laws
Most employees are covered by their employers’ workers’ compensation insurance coverage. A workers’ compensation action requires that no fault be proven in your injury; we simply have to show that you were hurt in the normal course of your job. However, we strongly advise that you have an experienced attorney help you navigate your your claim. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Studinski Law, LLC have negotiated with many insurance companies as we have sought fair compensation for our clients over the years.
Taking advantages of workers’ compensation benefits can help you recover, but it is not the ideal option in all cases. These claims allow for your employer to be protected from a lawsuit regarding your injuries. Several things to consider before filing a workers’ compensation action would include:
- Keeping Your Job After Filing for Workers’ Compensation
You are not guaranteed a job after your injury since your employer is not required to hold open your position indefinitely. However, you do have certain rights which include the right to not be fired out of retaliation for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If you were fired in retaliation, we can seek damages which can include back pay.
- Suing Your Employer Instead of Seeking Workers’ Compensation
We can help you sue your employer if they failed to have workers’ compensation insurance. Additionally, we can sue them if the injury that you sustained was not an accident but was instead the result of an intentional wrongful act by your employer.
- Third-Party Lawsuits
You may have been injured by the negligent actions of a third party when you were at work, and we can sue the other person or company in addition to filing a workers’ compensation suit. An example of this would include filing a product liability lawsuit against a company that made a defective product that injured you at work.
- Workplace Safety Resources
Your employer should provide you with proper training and protective equipment in order to perform your job. If you or someone else cause an accident that results in injure because you did not have proper safety resources, you may have a claim against your employer.
With offices in Plover and Marshfield, Studinski Law, LLC serves clients throughout Wisconsin, including Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point, and Waupaca. Whether you live in a large city or a rural town, regardless of the accident or the injuries you suffered, you have the right to be compensated for your losses. Our personal injury attorneys in Wisconsin are familiar with the Wisconsin courts in your area, and will fight to tell your story – wherever it needs to be told.
Our Workplace Injury Lawyers Can Help You
We know that a workplace injury can be very stressful, but remember that you deserve to recover physically and financially if your employer did not provide you with a safe environment or sufficient workplace safety resources. Due to the various time limits imposed by Wisconsin law, it is very important that you contact your workplace injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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