Did you know that you only have 30 days to report a work injury to your employer? Did you also know that if you did not report your work related injury to your employer within 30 days of the date of injury that does not necessarily mean you cannot recover under Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation law.
If you are still confused after reading this then it’s time you call Attorney Yang to discuss your worker’s compensation matter. For what matters to you, call us today!
Employees who suffer a work related injury may be entitled to certain worker’s compensation benefits under the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act. The injury may be one from an accident or due to an occupational exposure. The injury must have occurred while the employee is in the course of his or her employment. For example, this means that employees who sustain an injury during travel may receive worker’s compensation benefits. Additionally, an employee who suffers a work related injury should report the injury as soon as possible to the employer.
Benefits that may be paid under the Worker’s Compensation Act include temporary total disability, temporary partial disability, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability, reasonable medical expenses, mileage, out-of-pocket expenses, vocational rehabilitation and retraining, and death benefits. The Department of Workforce Development Worker’s Compensation Division provides rules on how these benefits are calculated and paid.
It is important to note that worker’s compensation benefits are meant to replace lost wages or loss of earnings. Therefore, an employee who suffers a work related injury cannot sue for pain and suffering like in personal injury claims.
If you believe you may have sustained a work related injury and have questions, contact Attorney Yang to schedule a consultation.
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