Top-Rated Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you have been seriously injured in a work accident, make sure you do everything you can to get the medical care you need—as well as the financial compensation you deserve. An experienced lawyer can help you during this difficult time, regardless of what type of work accident caused your injuries.
At Nicolet Law Office, our skilled attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of work injury victims across Wisconsin. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we have the knowledge and resources to address your immediate concerns and make sure your ongoing treatment costs will be covered. When you work with us, our Workers’ Compensation attorneys will personally handle every aspect of your case from start to finish so that you can focus on your health and well-being.
Call us toll-free at 1-855-NICOLET to get your questions answered about:
- What Workers’ Compensation benefits are available for your type of condition
- How to follow the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation process after a work accident
- Your right to appeal a denied Workers’ Compensation claim in Wisconsin
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What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Thousands of hardworking Wisconsin employees sustain or develop injuries at work every year. Thankfully, Workers’ Compensation benefits can provide injured employees with wage-loss and medical benefits when they need them most. According to the state’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD), 97 percent of Wisconsin’s workforce was covered under a Workers’ Compensation policy in 2018.
Unlike a personal injury claim, Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system, which means that an injured employee is not required to prove their employer’s negligence in order to receive benefits. Instead, the employee only needs to establish that their condition was either caused or exacerbated by their work activities. Through Workers’ Compensation, an employee who has been hurt on the job may be entitled to receive medical, wage reimbursement, or vocational rehabilitation benefits.
There are many ways that employment activities may result in an accident or injury. The skilled attorneys at Nicolet Law Office represent people who have suffered a wide range of work-related injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures, and concussions
- Spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and paraplegia
- Knee, ankle, hip, and other joint injuries
- Burns and electrical injuries
- Severe scarring
- Hearing and vision loss
- Repetitive use trauma
- Compression fractures and broken bones
- Loss of limbs or amputation
We understand that filing a Workers’ Compensation claim can be overwhelming for injured employees. At Nicolet Law Office, our attorneys are dedicated to making the process as straightforward for our clients as we can.
Compassionate Workers’ Compensation Claims Service
At Nicolet Law Office, nothing is more important to us than our clients’ health. If someone has experienced a workplace injury, we want to make sure our clients get the medical care they need as soon as possible. Then, when they retain our services, we will take immediate action to conduct an investigation into their work accident. We will also:
- Guarantee access to proper medical care
- Explain how to remain eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits
- Challenge agency decisions that deny benefits to our clients
- Answer any questions our clients may have
- Help our clients navigate all of the complex aspects of the Workers’ Compensation system
A number of serious financial concerns can result from work injuries. Our job is to help our clients prepare for the full range of immediate and long-term concerns resulting from workplace injuries, including wage loss and the accrual of medical debt.
When our clients trust us with their cases, they can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to support their physical and financial recovery. Our firm has a track record of successfully protecting the rights of workers injured on the job.
Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation Claims Process
Although no two cases are the same, Workers’ Compensation claims tend to include the following steps:
- Seeking medical attention. The top priority after sustaining a workplace injury is obtaining medical treatment. Wisconsin employers are required to offer injured employees the opportunity to choose their own doctor.
- Informing an employer. Employees who have been injured on the job are advised to report their condition to their employer as soon as possible. It is best to do this in writing.
- Filling out a claim form. When an employer learns about an employee’s injury, they generally provide that employee with the official Workers’ Compensation claim form. The employee will use this form to report the type of injury, how the injury was sustained, and any medical treatment necessitated by the injury.
- Filing the claim. In Wisconsin, employers are required to report work injuries to their insurance carriers within 7 days of learning about them. The insurer will then evaluate the claim and determine how much the employee is entitled to receive.
- Maintaining records. Employees are advised to keep accurate records of their condition and its effects, even after the Workers’ Compensation filing process has ended.
At Nicolet Law Office, we believe that injured workers shouldn’t have to worry about their claims and cases. Fortunately, our compassionate Workers’ Compensation attorneys are available to help guide our clients toward the benefits they deserve. You can rely on our legal ability and experience as we help you navigate the Workers’ Compensation process.
Contact Our Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you have suffered a work injury or accident, do not wait to get the help you need. We handle all work injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay any legal fees until we secure fair compensation for you. With eight convenient locations across Wisconsin, we are prepared to meet with you to discuss your case. Call us toll-free at 1-855-NICOLET or use our secure contact form to schedule a free case evaluation today.