You have worker’s compensation insurance to cover employee workplace injuries, but of course you hope none of your workers will become injured on the job. When an injury-accident does occur, there is sometimes confusion about an employer’s.
When you hear the words “worker’s compensation,” what probably comes to mind is a situation where a worker slips and falls in the workplace or gets hurt from a piece of equipment or machinery. While those types of one-time injuries are common and.
Wisconsin worker’s compensation laws are designed to protect workers from financial strain after a work-related illness or injury occurs. When an injury qualifies for worker’s compensation, the injured worker’s employer (or the employer’s worker’s compensation insurance company) compensates the employee for injury-related medical expenses, two-thirds of the lost wages while medical treatment limits the employee at work, permanent losses of function from the injury, job re-education if the employee cannot return to the same job, and sometimes other costs related to the injury as well.
If you were injured in the course of your employment in Wisconsin, you may be entitled to compensation under worker’s compensation laws for your medical bills, prescription medications, parts of your lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury.
When you work as a plumber, electrician, roofer, mechanic, welder, or another career in the trades, you are at a higher risk of becoming injured while at work.
If you were injured while on the job, Wisconsin worker’s compensation laws provide some important protection.
Under Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation law, injured workers are generally limited to recovering under their employer’s worker’s compensation insurance.
If you are an over-the-road trucker, driving for a living, your odds of being injured on the job are significantly higher than the odds of a desk-bound employee getting hurt at work.
Most employers in Wisconsin are subject to the state’s worker’s compensation law. This means when a worker is injured in the course of employment, worker’s compensation coverage pays for things like medical care, partial lost wages, and permanent losses of bodily functions and movements.
The answer to this question is that it depends, but generally yes. Worker’s compensation is your only option to sue your employer for personal injuries that occur on the job.
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