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Workers here in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, are unfortunately at risk of painful and expensive workplace injuries. While some manage to get the workers’ compensation they deserve, others are denied benefits, despite having life-changing medical bills and other financial difficulties.
No Rice Lake worker should have to go through the stress of being denied worker’s compensation they deserve. If you were injured at work in Rice Lake, contact our Rice Lake workers' compensation lawyers at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers to find out how we can help you recover workers’ compensation.
Legal training and experience can make the difference between getting the worker’s compensation benefits you need after a Rice Lake workplace accident and getting nothing. Unfortunately, many who become injured on the job assume they can negotiate and settle with an insurance company for workers’ compensation on their own.
Trying to handle a workers’ compensation claim on your own generally isn’t a great idea. The process can be tedious and stressful, especially for workers trying to focus on their medical recovery. Legal complications can arise, and an insurance company might deny your claim or offer much less than you deserve.
If you don’t have an attorney on your side, you might realize you don’t have the means to recover compensation, even to cover your medical bills. Even worse, workers often can’t work due to their injuries and thus have no income to address the unexpected and normal bills.
While you recover, the last thing you need is to deal with the stress of filing a workers’ compensation claim and the insurance company fighting your claim on the other end. And you don’t have to. With Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, you can hand over these burdens to our team and leave it to us to secure the compensation you need to get your life back in order.
Our firm began in Hudson, Wisconsin, back in 2007 by our founder, Russell Nicolet. Since those days, we have continued helping workers get the compensation they need after tragic accidents with often severe, life-changing injuries.
Work injury claims are not just about the resources you need now, they are about the resources you need for the full length of time you are dealing with the effects of your injuries. Severe injuries may limit your ability to work for the rest of your life. We will settle for nothing less than what you need to cover your current medical treatment and lost wages, as well as your future needs such as continued rehabilitation or vocational training. These are not costs that you should bear alone.
We represent injured workers in Rice Lake and surrounding communities, including workers who have suffered injuries such as:
Workers’ compensation benefits may not cover the full extent of your damages. A personal injury claim against a negligent third party can provide you with financial compensation for your pain and suffering in addition to your workers’ compensation benefits. For example, a personal injury claim could be brought against a negligent driver if you were injured in a car accident on the job.
In many scenarios, workers end up losing workers’ compensation benefits because the employer’s insurer simply refused to pay out for injuries. Rice Lake is home to many manual labor jobs, which are likelier than other jobs to cause injuries ranging from back issues to traumatic brain injury. Despite the serious injuries many workers face, employers and their insurers are not shy to deny claims.
While manual labor jobs are more likely to cause serious injuries, any job can injure you, even many office jobs, especially those that involve repetitive tasks all day long. Workers may experience extremely debilitating hand or foot injuries, but an employer or insurer characterizes the injury as too minor for compensation.
Most of the time, blame for denying a workers’ compensation claim can be attributed to insurance companies. Though, the employer might present the initial issue, perhaps because they want to avoid increased insurance premiums.
Injured Rice Lake workers will know too well that recovery isn’t possible without racking up some medical bills first, some being prohibitively expensive. Too many hard-working individuals end up in near bankruptcy due to losing their wages and facing staggering medical expenses because of denied claims. Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers have the experience to know why insurers and employers deny claims, and how to fight back.
What type of businesses might present the risk of injuring workers in Rice Lake? Really, any business, though serious injuries are more likely to arise at some. Rice Lake has a significant industrial presence, with manufacturers, big and small, employing manual labor workers all year long.
Workplace accidents may happen with smaller companies like Milwaukee Tool or the power management company, Eaton, while their employees work onsite or in the field. Even small companies can get robust insurance coverage, but big or small companies have to obtain some level of insurance to cover workers’ comp benefits.
Many major corporations also have bases of operations here. Big names like GE and Kohl’s are just a couple of the large companies able to afford workers’ compensation insurance with much higher policy limits.
Wherever you suffered your workplace injury, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers are ready to help. We’re not afraid to take on these bigger companies. We can explore ways to make sure you recover as much compensation as possible if you work for a smaller company carrying a policy with low limits.
One of the first things workers’ comp insurance companies typically do after a workplace accident is to call the injured person and try to get them to settle. You should never accept this offer right away, and you should not attempt to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. If you agree to a settlement without legal representation, it may mean you will leave money on the table, and lose your chance to get the compensation you really need to cover your expenses.
The Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers team is long-experienced in working with insurance companies. It takes legal knowledge and knowledge of how insurance companies work to negotiate a fair workers’ compensation claim. Insurance companies are experienced themselves in negotiation, and often send out woefully low offers to start.
To push back and get the compensation you deserve, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers investigates and collects the evidence necessary to build your case. We might visit the scene of your workplace accident to get an idea of what happened to cause the accident and your injuries.
Once we’re satisfied we have enough evidence, we’ll start serious negotiations with the insurance companies, armed with what we need to get them to move up from their woefully insufficient initial offer.
While past results can’t guarantee the outcome in any given claim, we invite you to read about some workers’ compensation case results, which demonstrate our ability to fight for workers and recover substantial compensation. Our clients will tell you how relieved they are to have had Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers take away the stress of handling their claims and fighting for workers' comp to pay what they deserve as soon as possible.
In addition to using our experience and knowledge to handle your case, Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers focuses on communication and transparency, and remains available to answer all your questions when you need answers. If you take us on for your Rice Lake workers’ compensation case, you can contact us anytime, and we’ll diligently help you through every step of the process.
We’ve handled myriad workplace accident cases, from foot injuries to traumatic brain injuries. Any injury, however, can change your life, and you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us after any workplace injury to find out what compensation you deserve.
Call our Rice Lake office today at (715) 226-6241 or contact us online for your free workers’ compensation case evaluation.
We take workers’ compensation and personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t charge a fee unless we obtain benefits and compensation for you. Call 1-855-NICOLET or email us to schedule your free consultation with a Lake Rice workers' compensation lawyer today..
Rice Lake Office
337 North Main Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868