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Reporting steps when seeking workers' compensation

If you or a family member in Wisconsin has experienced an injury or developed an illness related to a work situation or incident, you may need to file for workers' compensation benefits. There may be many steps involved in seeking these benefits and the process starts with a series of reports that must be made. Understanding these is an important step in learning how to get the help you need at this time.

According to the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the first reporting requirement is on the injured or ill employee who must inform the employer of the situation. This notification must be made within a certain timeframe but that timeframe depends on a few factors, one of which is when the employee first learns about the problem. Some injuries or illnesses may not appear immediately after an accident, for example. For certain injuries or occupational diseases, there is no limit on when an employee may file a report.

Workers with PTSD may find relief in Wisconsin laws

Many people assume that worker’s compensation is only available to those who suffer a broken bone or other physical injury. On the contrary, the law actually covers numerous conditions, including mental illness.

As with physical injuries, mental illness can impact your ability to work. Job-related PTSD in particular can make it emotionally difficult just to survive through your shift. Luckily, you do not have to suffer this pain silently.

Workers' compensation helps protect workers in Wisconsin

Workers shouldn't have to worry about what they are going to do if they are injured at work. The workers' compensation system in Wisconsin helps to protect workers from the financial impacts that come with an on-the-job injury.

People who have never dealt with the workers' compensation system might have some questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about workers' compensation:

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