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Milwaukee Compensation Lawyer: Who is Covered by Worker’s Compensation?

Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation program is designed to compensate employees when they are injured on the job in lieu of a lawsuit. The law designed to cover loss of wages, medical treatment, certain disability payments, and payments for vocational rehabilitation training. Before worker’s compensation, the only way an employee could recover for workplace injuries was through a tort action against his or her employer, which made it more difficult for workers to recover. Workplace injuries are one of the most common types of accidental injury in the United States.  The worker’s compensation system operates to ensure that employees are adequately compensated in an efficient manner. Anyone who believes that they may be entitled to file a worker’s compensation claim should contact a Milwaukee compensation lawyer as soon as possible. The Worker’s Compensation Law Offices of Milwaukee, S.C. practices exclusively in the area of worker’s compensation law, and is dedicated to helping injured employees recover.

Worker’s Compensation Coverage

It is important to know is and who is not covered by Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation plan. The short answer is “almost everyone.” Both public and private employees are covered, with a few notable exceptions. These exceptions include:

  • Domestic servants
  • Some farm employees
  • Volunteers
  • Qualified religious sect members who are certified for an exemption

In addition, federal employees who are covered under the federal workers’ compensation program are not covered. Neither are workers covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act, the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the Longshoremen’s and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.

Contact a Milwaukee compensation lawyer today

If you believe that you or a loved one is entitled to a worker’s compensation claim, you should contact an experienced Milwaukee compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Worker’s compensation law is an extremely complicated and specialized area of law, meaning that you should have an equally specialized attorney handling your claim. Worker’s compensation is all we do, and we are committed to getting every client that we represent the most favorable outcome possible.

To schedule a consultation with a worker’s compensation attorney, call our office today at (414) 283-2667 or fill out the contact form on the right side of this page.

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Wisconsin Workers
Compensation Law Offices

P.O. Box 106
Cedarburg, WI 53012

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