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Understanding A Regular Worker’s Compensation Claim – Milwaukee Worker’s Compensation Lawyer

If you have been injured and are just filing a worker’s compensation claim, it may be helpful to understand where the process will lead. If you need any counsel during the process, make sure to retain an experienced Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer to help you receive all the benefits owed to you.

Even in a regular claim, a Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer can help make sure the process goes smoothly and benefits owed are paid out.

In regular claims, there are generally four steps to the process. First, an employee reports a work-related injury or illness to an employer as soon as possible after the accident or after becoming aware of the issue. Usually, a report should be made within 30 days, however an employee must report an injury within two years to be eligible for benefits.

In cases where an employer knew or should have known about an injury, the statute of limitations for making a claim is increased to 12 years. There is no statute of limitations in cases of occupational diseases and certain types of traumatic injuries.

Second, an employer is required to report all work-related injuries or illnesses to its worker’s compensation insurance carrier within seven days after learning of the injury. If the injury is a fatality, a report must be made within 24 hours. Additionally, employers must report medical only claims to its insurance carrier.

Third, insurance carriers are required to report all lost-time, compensable injury claims electronically to the Worker’s Compensation Division within 14 days after the initial injury date. In the case of a fatality, the employer must make the claim on paper to the WC Division as well as the insurance carrier within 24 hours.

Finally, within 30 days following the date of injury, insurance carriers must electronically repot both the WKC-13 Supplemental Report and the WKC-13A Wage Information Supplement to the WC Division. If there is more than three weeks of lost time, an amputation, surgery or PPD, a final medical report must also be reported to the WC Division.

If you have suffered a serious injury at work, you may need a Milwaukee worker’s compensation lawyer by your side to get your full benefits. Call today for your free, immediate consultation.


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