Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a client who unfortunately had developed chronic lung problems due to long standing exposure to welding fumes, dust, smoke, etc. We were confronted with a big issue, many years of exposure while working for multiple employers. The prospect of filing against all of the employers and proving what injuries were caused while working with each employer was paralyzing. Fortunately, in Wisconsin, under those situations, your last employer and their worker’s compensation insurance carrier are the only ones that you have to file a claim against. This saves the time, headache and hassle of having to go back over the course of many years and not only locate all of your past employers but prove which one was responsible for what portion of your injury.
In any event, this case turned out well with a reasonable settlement reached without the need of a hearing. If you have been injured on the job whether as a welder or any other occupation or have questions about any potential worker’s compensation claims please contact me for a free, no cost, no obligation consultation. We represent injured workers around the state and do it on a contingency fee basis which means there are no fees unless and until there is a recovery.
If you have worker’s compensation questions in the Madison area call (608) 824-8540, in the Baraboo area (608) 356-3961, Statewide call (866) 455-2993, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at https://khtlawyers.com for more information. At Krueger Hernandez & Thompson SC, we are real lawyers for real people and we want to help you financially recover from your workplace injury!