Have you been hurt at work? You may be entitled to benefits, including medical treatment and a portion of your wages. Financial struggle after being injured at work is nearly inevitable, and you need to make sure you are doing everything you can to help yourself and your family.
Even if your employer has denied responsibility, that doesn’t automatically mean you are not entitled to benefits. It is also illegal for employers to retaliate against their employees for pursuing a workers compensation claim.
At Miller & Miller Law, LLC, we have represented numerous clients in workers compensation claims and understand the unique issues and challenges they often face.
How Workers’ Compensation Works In Wisconsin
To be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits in Wisconsin, you must have suffered an on-the-job injury that requires medical attention and has resulted in a financial loss in the form of lost wages or a job opportunity.
Workers’ compensation benefits will cover the cost of medical and rehabilitation benefits as well as two-thirds of lost wages with certain limits.
Why You Should Hire An Attorney For Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Having an attorney on your side early in the process is desirable because the amount you are compensated depends on the extent of your injury (where you were injured) as well as whether your disability is considered temporary or permanent, partial or full. At Miller & Miller Law, LLC, our interest is ensuring you are treated fairly throughout the process. We advocate on behalf of our clients to obtain the full benefits they are entitled to receive.
Timing is important. There are reporting requirements and time limits that injured workers must follow. For instance, workers’ must report their work injury to their employer or a designated representative within the first 30 days of their injury or within 30 days of the worker understanding the severity of their injury and how it would impact the worker’s ability to work.
Dealing With Denied Claims
Unfortunately, denied claims are not unusual. Insurers look for reasons to deny claims. There are many reasons why a claim may be denied, including but not limited to:
- The injury was not job-related.
- The injury is a result of a pre-existing condition/disability.
- The injury was not severe enough to qualify.
- The worker failed to report the injury or meet other deadlines.
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, do not give up. Talk to one of our attorneys to see how we can help.
Do Not Take Chances With Your Claim. Call Miller & Miller For Help.
Talk to an attorney about your options. Wherever you are at in the process, we will provide guidance to simplify the process and maximize your recovery.
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