WORKERS COMPENSATION HELP
Lisa Pierobon Mays represents injured Wisconsin workers. If you are the victim of a serious occupational injury or illness, you may be eligible to receive Wisconsin workers compensation benefits that cover the cost of all necessary and reasonable medical expenses, physical disability, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation and retraining.
Should your workers compensation claim be denied, she will use her experience as a skilled Wisconsin workers compensation lawyer at the Madison, Wisconsin Mays Law Office, LLC to vigorously assert your claim and ensure that you are justly compensated for your Wisconsin work injury.
At Mays Law Office, LLC, we don’t collect compensation until you receive the workers compensation benefits to which you are rightfully entitled, such as monetary coverage of medical expenses incurred as a result of your injury, lost wages, permanent disability, and vocational rehabilitation and retraining.
To find out more about how we can help you with your Wisconsin workers’ compensation claim, contact Lisa Pierobon Mays at Mays Law Office for an immediate and free consultation.
Work accident injuries can sometimes be so severe that extensive medical treatments and a prolonged recovery period are necessary to ensure a full recuperation. Victims of workplace accidents may also face mounting medical bills and lost wages while recovering from their injuries. It’s important to understand your responsibilities in these cases.
Wisconsin state law covers many injury types – mental and physical – that result from work accidents and occupational illnesses. This includes brain, neck, back or head injury and illnesses such as hearing loss or cancer caused by toxic chemical exposure.
Types of Benefits
If you have been injured at work or if a workplace accident accelerates or aggravates a pre-existing condition you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The range and types of benefits that are available to an injured employee will vary from state to state but most of the key benefits are the same. All states provide some kind of compensation for loss of earning power and most states provide medical care as well.
Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is responsible for paying all necessary and reasonable medical expenses incurred as the result of injuries sustained in a workplace accident. However, should you fail to report your work injury to your employer within two years, you may be disqualified from receiving any benefits and would be responsible for paying all medical expenses yourself. There is no time limit on reporting a work-related illness or disease.
Filing A Claim
You should report any job-related injuries filing a workers compensation claimor illnesses to your employer immediately. Once your employer has actual knowledge of your injury, they have seven days to report it to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The insurance carrier then has 14 days to file all injury reports involving compensable claims with Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation Division.
Denial of Claims
Delay in filing: While it is recommended that you notify your employer of your workplace injury or job-related illness immediately, you have up to two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Failure to comply with this deadline could result in the forfeiture of workers’ compensation benefits.
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