WISCONSIN WORKERS CASE LAW UPDATE ALL APPEAL LEVELS
WISCONSIN WORKERS CASE LAW UPDATE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT DECISIONS 1. Flug v. Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., 2017 Wis. 72 (2017) 2. Operton v. LIRC, 2017 WI 46, 375 Wis. 2d 1, 894 N.W. 2d 426. COURT OF APPEALS DECISIONS (UNPUBLISHED) 3. Amalga Composites, Inc. v. LIRC, 2016 AP 1445 (Ct. App. July 5, 2017) 4. Anthony San… Read more
Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Wisconsin Work Comp
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Connecting Scheduled and Unscheduled Injuries in Wisconsin Workers Compensation. Since 1993, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has become the term used by health professionals to describe the condition formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy now CRPS-I, and Causalgia now CRPS-II. Both CRPS types I and II are characterized with excessive or… Read more
Termination for Misconduct and Substantial Fault in Your Worker’s Compensation Case
Since March 2, 2016, worker’s compensation law added an additional provision that temporary total and temporary partial disability can be denied if the injured worker was terminated for misconduct or substantial fault. This change was initiated because employers did not want to continue temporary disability or lost wages benefits for an employee that they discharged… Read more
Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Three-Day Waiting Period
A question that we often field at Tabak Law is, why am I not entitled to lost wages for every day I miss? I will aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the often time nuanced “three day waiting period rule” below. Three-Day Waiting Period In addition to medical, hospital and doctors’ expenses, the law… Read more
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Loss of Earning Capacity In Wisconsin
With more than 50,000 new cases of CRPS being diagnosed in the United States each year it is not uncommon to see an injured worker dealing with this horrible disease after a suffering a work injury. Unfortunately, the effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can be utterly debilitating leaving the injured worker unemployable. The question… Read more
Important Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Decisions 2018
Below please find a summary of several important cases along with the decision the Wisconsin Court of Appeals made in 2017 and 2018. These decisions will continue to shape Wisconsin worker’s compensation in the years to come. COURT OF APPEALS DECISIONS 1. Amalga Composites, Inc. v. LIRC, 2016 AP 1445 (Ct. App. July 5, 2017) …. Read more
What Injuries Are Covered by Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Law?
INJURIES COVERED BY WORKER’S COMPENSATION LAW Wisconsin’s workers compensation law defines an injury as any mental or physical harm due to workplace accidents or diseases, including accidental damage to artificial limbs, dental appliances and teeth. Injuries covered under worker’s compensation law of Wisconsin include: Wisconsin Workers Compensation Law Covers Physical harm or injury such as bruises,… Read more
What If my Employer doesn’t have Worker’s Compensation Insurance?
WHAT IS THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION UNINSURED EMPLOYERS FUND? The worker’s compensation Uninsured Employers Fund (UEF) pays worker’s compensation benefits on valid worker’s compensation claims filed by employees who are injured while working for illegally uninsured Wisconsin employers. When a compensable worker’s compensation claim is filed, the UEF pays the injured employee worker’s compensation benefits as… Read more
Who Is Covered By The Worker’s Compensation Law In Wisconsin?
WHO IS COVERED BY THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION LAW? All employees working for an employer (other than farmers) with three or more workers are protected immediately by the Worker’s Compensation Act. Employers with fewer than three workers come under the law if they pay wages of $500 or more in any quarter of a calendar year…. Read more