No one anticipates being injured at work on any given day. Of course, some jobs in Wisconsin are more dangerous than others. For example, it is easy to see how those working in the agricultural, construction or manufacturing industries could be injured on the job. However, even those who work in an office environment could suffer an on-the-job injury that prevents them from working. When this happens, workers may want to pursue workers' compensation benefits.
The first step in applying for workers' comp is reporting the injury to your employer. Your employer may then provide you with all the forms you need to submit a claim for benefits. It is important to document all your injuries as well as treatment for those injuries as thoroughly as possible.
Unfortunately, not every application for workers' comp is approved. Sometimes, an initial application is denied. However, this need not be the end of the story. It may be possible to appeal a denial through mediation or arbitration.
However, from the initial reporting of your injury through an appeal, it is important to have legal representation. At our firm, we understand just how stressful applying for workers' comp can be. Your injury may be keeping you from earning a paycheck, and you may desperately need workers' comp to meet your medical expenses and daily living expenses. However, the entire process of obtaining these benefits can be daunting. We aim to assist our clients through every step of the workers' compensation process, so they can obtain the resources they need to make ends meet until they can go back to work. Our webpage on workers' compensation benefits may be a good starting point for those who want more information on how our firm can help.