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How Injuries Are Connected to Employment

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For those seeking workers' compensation payments, it is clear that the injury has to be connected to the employment in some fashion. In fact, employers will sometimes counter claims if they think a person was really injured at home and is only saying it happened at work to get this compensation. There are a few ways that employees can show that their injures wouldn't have happened if not for their jobs.

Of course, the most common claim is that an injury happened at work. A construction worker could fall on the job site, for example, or a line worker could be injured by a machine in the warehouse.

Typically, injuries while driving to work or driving home from work won't be covered, unless driving is part of your job -- if you're a truck driver, for example. If you're involved in an accident and hurt on company property, though, you may be covered.

Injuries on company property could lead to compensation even if you're not driving. For instance, if you slip and fall on an icy sidewalk while walking to the door to report for work, you could be compensated. You're not technically doing your job yet, but the injury is still tied closely to your employment.

You can be compensated if you've left company property but are still doing your job. If your boss tells you to go pick up more supplies at the store, for instance, and you're hurt in some way -- perhaps in a traffic accident -- it is still a work-related incident.

If you have been injured, it pays to know your right to compensation. This may cover medical costs, lost wages and more.

Source: Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Guide, "State of Wisconsin Division of Worker's Compensation," accessed Oct. 04, 2016

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CAR ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,200,000.00

CAR ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$50,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$700,000.00

SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$75,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$180,000.00

SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Result with Nicolet Law 
$1,050,000.00

PEDESTRIAN HIT BY CAR

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00 - denial

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$815,000.00

DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM

Offer before Nicolet Law
$0.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Result with Nicolet Law 
$250,000.00

UTV ACCIDENT

Offer before Nicolet Law
$5,000.00
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Wisconsin Locations:

EAU CLAIRE:

402 Graham Ave.
Suite 305
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Phone: (715) 835-5959
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HUDSON:

517 2nd Street
Unit #205
Hudson, WI 54016

Phone: 715-226-6158
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LA CROSSE:

119 N 19th St S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: 608-527-0876
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NEW RICHMOND:

1500 Madison Ave.
Suite 220
New Richmond, WI 54017

Phone: 715-226-6164
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RICE LAKE:
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Rice Lake, WI 54868

Phone: (715) 790-1114
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RIVER FALLS:
215 S 2nd St #20
River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: (715) 716-5869
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SUPERIOR:
1200 Tower Ave.
Superior, WI 54880

Phone: (715) 718-2969
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WAUSAU:
408 3rd Street
Suite 303
Wausau, WI 54403

Phone: (715) 716-5092
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DULUTH:
306 West Superior Street,
Suite 606 West
Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 729-0628
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HIBBING:
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302 Howard Street, Suite 123
Hibbing, MN 55746

Phone: 218-217-0659
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225 South 6th Street
Suite 3900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: (608) 315-5639
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Woodbury, MN 55125

Phone: (651) 815-0017
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