What Should I Expect From The Workers’ Compensation Process?
One of the first questions people ask after suffering a work injury is “what can I expect from the workers’ compensation process?” for most people, the legal system is foreign and confusing, yet it is critical to take the right steps to protect your right to receive full compensation for lost wages, medical bills and rehabilitation costs.
At Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf, our attorneys have been helping clients through the workers’ compensation process since 1948 — that’s more than 65 years. From our office in Milwaukee, we serve clients throughout Wisconsin, and we have regularly scheduled office hours throughout the state.
We will answer your questions and help you through every step of the workers’ compensation process.
What Steps Should I Take If I Am Injured At Work?
If you have experienced a workplace accident, you should:
- Seek medical attention: The most important thing you can do if you’ve been hurt at work is to seek medical attention, especially if you have suffered a traumatic injury.
- File a claim: After receiving medical care, it is critical to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer as soon as possible. A claim of this kind can be more challenging if you have a repetitive stress injury, and permanent disabilities require increased medical records.
- Disputed or denied claims: It is common for workers’ comp claims to be denied, disputed or minimized initially. In many cases, the company doctors will claim an injury is less serious than it really is, or claim that it was not work-related. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience fighting these battles for our clients, and we can help protect your interests and make sure you get full compensation.
- Appeals: Once a claim is denied, we can help you through the appellate process and other legal options to help you provide for yourself and your family after an injury.
At Gillick, Wicht, Gillick & Graf, we believe that every workplace injury is a serious injury. Because you count on your income to provide for your family, losing the ability to work can be catastrophic. We will fight for you and help you through every step of the process.
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:
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