Kenosha Worker’s Compensation Attorney
Suffering an injury or becoming ill on the job is the last thing you expected to happen when you arrived at work. These afflictions can be temporary or permanent and leave you out of work for an extended period of time. Your job should be a place of productivity and not injury. If you are injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation. Lost wages, medical treatment, and permanent disability can be compensated for if they came as a result of a work-related injury.
Workplace Accidents & Injuries
Worker’s compensation was instituted as a way for employees to be compensated for any injuries suffered on the job without having to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. These injuries could have come as a result of the nature of the job or negligent behavior. Over 98% of Wisconsin workers are entitled to worker’s compensation which includes part time and full-time employees of the private and public sector. Some instances that may lead to you becoming injured or ill at work include:
- Falling objects
- Toxic exposure
- Equipment malfunction
Your job does not need to be extremely physically demanding, such as working on a construction site or an oil rig, for you to suffer an injury. A poorly placed stack of printing paper in an office space can fall and strike you, leaving you in a world of pain. The injuries you suffer may be serious and require medical attention. You are still entitled to worker’s compensation as you were injured on the job. Other workplace injuries include
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
- Shoulder injury
If your job requires heavy pulling, lifting, or pushing, you are more likely to suffer injuries in your fingers, arms, back and hands. These injuries may result in your claim being denied. This can force you to pay out of pocket to cover medical expenses for the injury you sustained on the job. This should never be the case. We urge you to reach out to a Kenosha worker’s compensation attorney to have any of your pressing questions answered.
You may have questions about how to prepare and document your claim, if your workplace will accept your claim, and what compensation you may ultimately obtain. These are all legitimate inquiries. The experienced Kenosha worker’s compensation attorneys of Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf can provide you with the legal guidance and representation you need. We have represented the injured worker since 1948 and will fight to make sure that you are fully compensated for your work-related injuries. We understand that this may be a troubling time for you. Relieve yourself of this unnecessary stress and contact us at 414-257-2667. You won’t owe us a dime until you get paid!
You have a claim if you suffered a loss because of a job-related injury. This means that, to get worker’s compensation, you have to show three things: