Unfortunately, being injured on the job is a reality that happens to many Wisconsin workers. If you are injured on the job you are not out of luck. Wisconsin worker’s compensation laws are designed to help injured workers when they need it the most.
Let’s imagine the following scenario: you break your ankle at work while in your normal course of employment. This requires you to go to the hospital and have ankle surgery. You are unable to properly walk or do your job in any capacity for 4 months. Because you are totally disabled during this period you are entitled to what is known as “temporary total disability.”
Temporary total disability is for that time when an employee can’t work their job at all because of the injury they suffered. This is what is known as the “healing period.” Employees are entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. However, there is a maximum that you can earn. The maximum amount is usually updated yearly to account for inflation. You are entitled to temporary total disability while completely disabled. Usually you’ll need a doctor’s note to state that you are so injured that you cannot work at all. If you never are able to work again because the injury was so severe, you may be entitled to “Permanent Total Disability.” Permanent Total Disability is rare and usually only reserved for the most serious of injuries.
If you have been injured on the job or any have worker’s compensation questions please contact me for a free, no cost, no obligation consultation. We take these cases on a contingency fee basis so there is never a fee for our services unless and until there is a recovery. In the Madison area call (608) 824-8540, in the Baraboo area (608) 356-3961, statewide call (866) 455-2993, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com for more information. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we listen, we care, we get results!