Workers_Comp_8.jpgAs a worker, you have a right to be safe and protected on the job. If you are hurt or killed while in the scope of your employment you are entitled to compensation. In Wisconsin, workers compensation is often the sole remedy available for an injured worker. Filing an claim can be an administrative nightmare. That is why it is important to understand your rights and know your options.

If you are injured on the job, you must report the injury. It is vital that you seek medical attention and keep all of your paperwork. If your claim is denied, you should consult an attorney immediately before filing an appeal.

The Workers Compensation Act provides financial benefits that may consist of:

  • Payment of Medical Expenses
  • Compensation for Lost Wages
  • Compensation for Permanent Disability
  • Loss of Earning Capacity and or Retraining
  • Death Benefits

It is important that you follow the advice of YOUR doctor. Your employer is not required to hold a position or create a new position once you are released back to work. But, if your employer refuses to rehire you, without reasonable cause, you may be eligible for compensation during the period of refusal.