Workers Compensation Lawyer Milwaukee
Nearly 13,000 workers are injured at their workplace every day. But because no one plans to be injured on the job, it can be confusing what exactly should be done when a workplace injury occurs.
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The first thing that should be done is to notify your employer and file paperwork right away. Your employer then has a duty to report the injury to their workers’ compensation company within the first seven days after the injury has occurred.
But while notifying your employer is a great first step, it’s also a very good idea to contact a workers compensation lawyer in Milwaukee right away as well. Your employer may have the best intentions of getting you any help you may need, but that may not always be the case with the insurance company that handles the workers’ compensation claim that will result if you are unable to return to work in a short amount of time – if you are able to return at all.
It’s also good to know that in the state of Wisconsin, you have the right to visit the doctor of your choice. Your employer’s company may attempt to set you up with a doctor of their choice, but again, in some cases, the medical professional that the company works with may not always have your best interest in mind. Because of the history of issues occurring in these scenarios in Milwaukee and around the country, it is best to get an attorney involved early.
Getting in touch with a workers compensation lawyer in Milwaukee like the professionals at Tabak Law doesn’t mean that you have to put them on retainer and start the process. The professionals at Tabak offer free consultation to help workers get pointed in the right direction without any financial commitment. If you end up being denied workers’ compensation benefits when a doctor says you should not yet be returning to work, for example, that is when the attorneys at Tabak spring into action and put in a retainer, notifying the company handling the claim that they will be seeking benefits on your behalf.
The best part about working with Tabak Law is that you don’t have to worry about paying for advice or out-of-pocket fees during the process. The only payment that is received happens when and if you receive the benefits you are seeking – and even then the payment comes straight from the workers’ compensation company. Tabak prides itself on offering 0 risk to calling and getting advice – and seeks 0 payments until you get paid. It’s not uncommon for Tabak to work on a case for a year without receiving any form of payment.
For all of these reasons, Tabak has gotten a reputation around the Milwaukee area and the entire country as one of the best workers’ compensation law firms.
Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Benefits
- Coverage of all reasonable and necessary medical costs, and
- Benefits for temporary wage loss (Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) or Temporary Total Disability (TTD) sustained by an employee while recovering from an injury. Eligibility for temporary disability benefits is determined and must be documented by a doctor. Benefits for temporary wage loss due to disability are based on two-thirds of employee’s wage rate up to a specified maximum amount, and
- Benefits for permanent disability [Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD)] if the employee does not fully recover from the injury. Permanent disability is awarded for the potential, or actual, loss of earning capacity. The amount of payment for permanent disability depends on the seriousness of the permanent disability, and
- Loss of Earning Capacity: If an employee sustains an injury to the neck, torso, head, mind and is placed on permanent restrictions which prevent him or her from returning to his or her pre-injury employer at 85% of his or her former wages, he or she may have a claim for loss of earning capacity (LOEC). There is no LOEC claim if the employer makes a good faith job offer that is refused by the employee.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: for additional information on job retraining or placement, call or contact Tabak Law at (414) 351-4400.
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