I have been representing injured workers for the majority of my 26 years of practice. Over the years, I have kept track of the most frequently asked questions and find that they continue to be as concerned to people injured on the job. I remind you that if you have any questions or concerns about your right as an injured worker under Wisconsin worker’s compensation laws please contact us for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your rights.
Some of the most frequently asked questions are as follows:
- Do I need an attorney?
Many times, you do not need an attorney. However, there are certain events that, when they occur, you should immediately consult an attorney. One of those times is when neither your employer nor the insurance carrier answers your questions. If you are not receiving your benefits you should consult an attorney. In the event the worker’s compensation insurance company wants you to go see one of their doctors under the title “Independent Medical Exam” you should consult an attorney. In the event that your treating doctor is of the opinion you need surgery or medical care and the insurance company will not pay for it, consult an attorney. In the event the insurance company denies responsibility or payment of any benefits you should consult an attorney.
- What do I do if I know I need an attorney but cannot afford one?
First, we will review your case at no charge or cost. If we decide to accept your case, you can hire us on a contingency fee basis which is set by the State of Wisconsin at 20% of any additional disability benefits that you receive. We also ask to be paid our costs which often times are paid for by the insurance company. If there is no recovery, there is generally no cost to you.
These are just a couple of the questions. Hopefully, they may have answered yours. If not or if you feel you need to further discuss work-related injuries please contact me for a no cost, no obligation consultation. I’ll be posting more answers, so be sure to follow our blog and leave your comments.