At the Paul M. Erspamer Law Offices, SC, in Wisconsin, we understand the financial difficulties you face when you get hurt on the job and cannot go back to work until you heal. We also know that even though one of the purposes of Wisconsin’s no-fault workers’ compensation system is to provide you with compensation for your lost wages while you are off work, insurance companies do not always pay you what and when they should.
Most Wisconsin employees are familiar with safety rules in their place of work. While the chances of experiencing an accident on the job can depend on the industry itself, there are many gray areas that can make the process that follows challenging. Because such accidents can occur when one least expects them, it is important to remain aware of not only workplace rules, but state laws surrounding workers' compensation.
Imagine a lifesaver attached to a rope thrown from a ship to a drowning man in the ocean. For a catastrophically injured worker, this is exactly what the Wisconsin workers' compensation program is.
If you or one of your family members accepts work assignments through a temporary employment agency, you will want to make sure to learn about the various laws that are in place regarding temporary workers and agencies. One thing important to be aware of is what you should do if you or your relative is ever involved in an accident while working for a company through another entity.
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.