What workers’ compensation injuries are covered by the law?
Get Your Free Case Review

What workers’ compensation injuries are covered by the law?

by | Oct 21, 2016 | Workers' Compensation

Wisconsin workers’ compensation law offers the following definition of an “injury”: Any physical or mental harm that is caused because of a workplace accident or disease, which includes accidental damage to dental appliances, artificial limbs and teeth. This article will discuss in detail the types and varieties of injuries covered by the law in this respect:

— Physical harm includes injuries like: burns, bruises, fractures, cuts, hernias, crushing injuries, stiffness, strains, sprains, loss and/or amputation of body parts, hearing loss, paralysis, vision loss and disfiguring injuries.

— Mental harm includes work-caused conditions like: hysteria, traumatic neurosis and nervous disorders. Damage from brain hemorrhage could be related to this category as well. Mental harm can be the result of non-physical trauma, and in these cases, it is necessary for employees to provide evidence that the non-physical trauma was the direct result of work-related events that are more significant than the normal stresses that all employees experience on the job.

— Accidental injuries that happen unexpectedly and suddenly due to a job-related activity.

— Occupational diseases caused by chronic conditions of physical and/or mental harm resulting from continued exposure to a job-related condition, activity or substance. This can include skin diseases, respiratory diseases, deterioration of bodily function, back injuries and more.

Job-caused injuries and diseases are serious because they can prevent us from being able to continue doing our jobs and earning an income. If you, or a family member, are suffering from this kind of situation, help and financial assistance may be available via a successfully navigated workers’ compensation claim. As such, Wisconsin residents suffering from job-related injuries and/or diseases may want to discuss their situations not only with their employers but also with a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer.

Source: State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, “Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Guide,” accessed Oct. 21, 2016

– Why Hire Nicolet Law? –

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Case

We’ve helped thousands of clients with a wide range of legal needs. Let us put the skills and experience we’ve gained along the way to work for you!

Get Our App!

Get our convenient, secure app to
send us legal documents and pay your bill. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Download the Nicolet Law Office app from the App Store to conveniently send documents and issue payments to our attorneys.
Nicolet Law clients can conveniently send legal documents and issue payments through our secure app. Get it on Google Play.

More Than

Million Recovered for our clients


Clients Helped

More Than

Years In business


Years of Combined Experience

What Our Clients Say About Us

powered by BirdEye

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

From Our Blog

Halloween Safety Tips

There is no doubt that Halloween is going to look a little different this year. Typically enjoyed by people of all ages...

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Imagine that you are driving to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon when another car suddenly strikes the left side of...

Lost Wages Assistance and Disability Benefits

The coronavirus and resulting economic crisis have left millions of Americans in financial distress, and individuals with...

Stranger Than Fiction: Only in Wisconsin

In 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court barred a woman from suing a state employee whose negligence resulted in bodily injury...