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Everything You Should Know About Workplace Injuries

Wisconsin has enacted laws that fundamentally require every employer to provide workers? compensation to injured workers. Despite the significant contribution made by industries, workers are still prone to injuries on a daily basis. Insurance companies mostly pay such compensation benefits upon a conclusive investigation. As an employee, a workplace accident can affect your life in more ways than you can imagine. Not only are you likely to suffer from a brain injury, but you might also suffer from a broad range of fatal occupational diseases, to say the least.

If you have been injured at the workplace, you must know the various options beyond seeking a workers? compensation. No matter the extent of the workplace accident, you are entitled to an additional pay cheque based on the negligence committed by your employer. Also known as third-party claims, such compensation solely covers medical expenses, lost wages and also focuses on potential culprits other than your employer. If you have contracted a work-related illness, do not hesitate to inform your employer about the best course of action to take. In most cases, a claim for benefits is only valid within three years from the date of contraction.

It is in your best to interest to prepare a counter-defense in case the insurance company fails to honor its obligation based on the following reasons:

? The injury sustained is not job-related

? The claimed medical bills are unreasonable, or unrelated to the work injury sustained

? The injured worker is not an employee, but rather an independent contractor

? The employee was not incapacitated due to the injury

Upon conviction of either of these claims, an insurance company will undoubtedly withdraw any payment with immediate effect. According to Wisconsin law, workers? compensation benefits are only payable for occupational injuries regardless of liability. This essentially means that the employee would still be compensated despite causing their injury. However, such a rule does not apply when the worker was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Workplace injuries should be taken seriously, and immediate medical assistance can spell the difference between life and death.

If you have been partially disabled due to an injury, you may be eligible for partial benefits as stipulated by the law. As such, the exact compensation payable is calculated at sixty percent of total weekly wages earned. As a victim of workplace injuries, don?t hesitate to contact an experienced Wisconsin workplace injuries attorney for crucial advice.

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