Madison and West Bend Workers Compensation Attorneys Help Employees Seek Benefits
Madison and West Bend workplace accident law firm represents Wisconsin injury victims
The Wisconsin workers compensation system is designed to protect both employers and employees. Workers are able to recover medical expenses and lost wages after a workplace injury. In exchange, they give up the right to bring a civil lawsuit against their employer. An experienced attorney can make it easier for a worker to bring a claim and get the benefits they are entitled to under Wisconsin law. The West Bend workers compensation attorneys at the firm of Hickmann & Hickmann, S.C. provide individualized attention to each client. We have real-world experience helping injured workers get the benefits they need to treat their injuries and return to work.
Common causes of Wisconsin work injuries
Because of the variety of workplaces in the Madison and West Bend areas, nearly any type of injury can occur at work. Dangerous workplaces include warehouses, construction sites and factories, but injuries happen to office workers as well. Some of the most common causes of work injuries include:
- Falling objects
- Dangerous machinery
- Repetitive motions
- Driving to or from a jobsite
We take a hands-on approach to helping clients who have suffered injuries on a worksite. We represent clients who have been injured suddenly due to falls, crushing and electrocution. These accidents often affect the back, neck, spine or head. Our attorneys also help victims of repetitive stress and strain injuries such as hearing loss and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Benefits available to West Bend and Madison workers
Different benefits are available under Wisconsin workers compensation law depending on the severity of your injury and how long it is expected to last.
Some common benefits include:
- Lost wages. Injured workers are entitled to benefits for temporary loss of earnings through temporary partial disability (TPD) or temporary total disability (TTD).
- Rehabilitation expenses. Injured workers may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation in order to get them back to work as soon as possible.
- Permanent disability. In addition to medical expenses, permanently disabled workers may be awarded compensation for the loss of their earning capacity under permanent partial disability (PPD) or permanent total disability (PTD).
- Dependents’ recovery for death. When a worker is killed due to injuries suffered on the job, qualified beneficiaries may receive burial expenses up to $10,000 and death benefits. In general, death benefits equal four times the worker’s average annual earnings.
Every workers compensation claim is different. It is important to have an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf to get you the maximum benefits allowed under the law. Our firm takes a proactive approach to getting you the benefits you need to take care of yourself and your family.
If you have been hurt at work, contact a professional Wisconsin workers comp attorney
Injured workers have rights to compensation under Wisconsin’s workers compensation laws, and our attorneys aggressively pursue those benefits on your behalf. The law firm of Hickmann & Hickmann, S.C. serves the West Bend and Madison areas. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced workers comp attorney, call us now at (262) 334-4444 or (608) 286-3832, or contact us online.