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The 5 Most Frequent Worker’s Compensation Questions

a gavel and a construction hatThe McLario Firm gets plenty of questions from both blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals wanting to know more about workers’ compensation claims. As your law firm for life when a potential legal matter is on your mind we’re here. You don’t have to wait until the bills are overwhelming, creditors are calling, or a claim has even been denied. Our team of attorneys has you covered whether it’s a workers compensation claim, personal injury matter, planning for your estate or just about anything. We will answer your questions or get you the resources you need.

Here are 5 Workers Comp FAQs you need to know:

Is it Too Late to File a Claim for an Injury?

There is a time limit for filing a workers compensation claim in Wisconsin, but that limit is 12 years from the date of injury. Wisconsin workers compensation lawyers can certainly get this filed well before that deadline for you. But because workers’ compensation covers both immediate injuries like an accident as well as injuries that develop over time to minimize risk that a claim will be denied it’s essential to identify the date of injury and report it as soon as possible.

Who Pays Expenses When a Laborer Gets Hurt on the Job?

Generally, an employer will either cover your expenses or will lean on the insurance company to help you get expenses covered. Don’t make the mistake though of assuming that someone will pay and not filling a claim. In addition, it may take time for the claim process and if you wait to pay medical bills you could begin to receive calls from creditors. An experienced Milwaukee workers compensation attorney can help you navigate the process so you can focus on the road to recovery.

Should I Report All Injuries?

Report any injury you sustain because of work you are doing while on your job site to a supervisor or manager as quickly as possible. Failure to do so can lead to serious issues including a claim being denied. Even if you think you’ll be fine report the incident and be sure to let any healthcare providers know that it occurred on the jobsite. Then if you wake up with more complications over the next few days or weeks you will have more grounds for a claim. Since workers’ compensation covers both sudden injuries like a slip and fall as well as injuries that develop over time from repetitive use like back problems, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome even if you think you are fine document and take notes of the situation.

Can I lose my job if I report an accident or injury?

The law is clear that you can’t be sanctioned for making a claim, but we know sometimes you might see changes that concern you that’s why an attorney can be helpful to consult with in the background without the anyone knowing unless there is a dispute. An attorney can watch out for any backlash and help protect you. Leverage an outside perspective to prepare you in case a dispute does arise.

Can a Lawyer Help?

Of course! A lawyer is a great asset to have in your back pocket because they are so efficient at helping people receive the compensation, you deserve for any kind of injury that you may have sustained. Your Milwaukee workers compensation attorney can get to work immediately, and in Wisconsin you don’t pay for anything unless there is a dispute so there’s no reason not to pick up the phone and get legal counsel when you’ve been hurt so you can focus on the road to recovery. Our workers compensation attorneys can even help you handle medical bills and creditors while you wait for the claim to be paid.

Let us bring you the experience, compassion, and integrity you deserve. If you are tired of hurting reach out to an attorney today.

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