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Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Lawyer: Not All Injuries are Covered

If you are injured on the job, you will likely face expensive medical bills and may lose time at work.  Workplace injuries should not affect your family’s financial situation, which is why worker’s compensation benefits are available to compensate you for your injuries and help support your household until you get back on your feet.  Wisconsin is a no-fault worker’s compensation state, which means that you do not have to show that someone at work was negligent or event show who caused your injury.  If you suffer a job-related injury or illness, you can qualify for worker’s compensation benefits even if you were actually at fault.  Regardless, filing for worker’s compensation and ensuring you are receiving proper benefits is a complicated process.  It is always in your best interest to contact a Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer to help you with your case and protect your rights as an employee. 

What is Covered by Worker’s Compensation

Worker’s compensation laws apply to work-related illnesses or injuries, however the injury does not have to actually occur inside your place of employment.  You can be injured while on a business trip or at a work-related social event.  You may also be covered if you are injured during a job-related errand.  The injury can be sudden such as a fall or accident, or can develop over time such as an illness from repeated chemical exposure or Carpal tunnel syndrome from constant typing on a computer.  You can also receive benefits for health conditions brought on by your work, including stress-related health problems.

While most employee who suffer workplace injuries or illnesses are entitled to compensation, there are some circumstances in which medical problems are not covered.  These situations include:

  • Self-inflicted injuries
  • Injuries from a fight between two employees
  • Injuries caused by a felonious behavior
  • Injuries caused by drug use or alcohol
  • Injuries suffered while an employee is in violation of company policy
  • Injuries claimed after the employment relationship has been terminated
  • Injuries to independent contractors

Contact a Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Lawyer today

If you have been injured while on the job, you do not want the circumstances surrounding your illness or injury to prevent you from receiving full compensation.  A Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer at the Worker’s Compensation Law Offices will work to ensure that you are fairly and completely compensated for any job-related medical problems you have suffered.

Do not hesitate to call our office today at 414-283-2667 to schedule your consultation.

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Wisconsin Workers
Compensation Law Offices

P.O. Box 106
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Telephone: 262-204-8331
FAX: 262-204-8332