Workers’ compensation benefits exist so that employees injured on the job have access to medical care and other benefits. Employers are required to have workers’ compensation coverage so that their employees will have this available to them. An employee does not have to prove their employer was at fault for their workplace injuries before the employee is eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits.

Last month we discussed some of the differences between workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages. Workers’ compensation covers workers performing tasks in relation to their work duties. Some of the compensation types – such as pain and suffering – available in a personal injury action are not available to workers covered by workers’ compensation. On the other hand, personal injury damages may not be available unless and until a plaintiff wins a lawsuit against a defendant, while workers’ compensation benefits are usually available much sooner and without the need of the worker to prove negligence.

Mays Law Office, LLC is a Middleton, Wisconsin, workplace injury law firm. Attorney Lisa Pierobon Mays has more than 20 years of experience helping injured workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits. We have helped many of our clients get benefits to cover things like health care benefits, lost wages, rehabilitation, physical disability and retraining.

We are happy to meet with prospective clients for an initial consultation. We can be reached by phone or email. For more information on the services we provide, please check out the workplace injury page on our website.