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How Does Workers Compensation Work in Wisconsin?

Worker's Compensation is a type of insurance that is designed to protect both employers and employees when someone is injured on the job. The process is simple. Each workplace is required to pay premiums to an insurance carrier. When an employee gets hurt on the job, they file a claim. Worker's compensation pays the injured employee's medical bills and compensates them for lost wages. Following is an explanation of how this program works in Wisconsin.

A Look Back on 2016's Wins!

Mays Law Office had a very successful year litigating workers compensation claims on behalf of Wisconsin injured workers. What follows are the highlights of some of Attorney Lisa Pierobon Mays' successes

Report All Work Injuries

There is no doubt that employers HATE work injuries. So what is an injured worker to do...? Stay quiet about her injury for fear that her employer becomes angry at her and in retaliation reduces her hours, changes her duties to something undesirable, or makes the work environment hostile. OR should the injured worker report all work injuries immediately regardless of her employer's response because if the injury turns out to be serious and requires medical treatment and lost time from work then she will need to have it covered under workers compensation?

What Is Workers' Compensation?

Every state has passed workers' compensation laws that provide benefits to employees injured at work. These laws have a variety of names, such as workers' compensation, workman's compensation, worker's compensation, or work comp. These laws require that employees suffering on-the-job injuries receive compensation to replace lost wages and cover medical expenses. Most state laws provide that employers must either carry insurance through a private carrier or show that they can self-insure against claims by workers injured on the job. Other states provide that employers must pay into a state workers' compensation fund.

What If My Employer Will Not Rehire Me?

Once you have received a physician's permission to return to work following an occupational injury, you will most likely wish to return to your previous job. This can prove problematic. Your employer has no legal responsibility to hold a position for you or create a new one once you have made your recovery.

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