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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Q: I had a car accident with no insurance caused by a flood on the highway...do I have a case?
David M. Erspamer
David M. Erspamer answered on Apr 10, 2014

If you were not working when injured, you need to prove negligence or fault in order to bring a claim.If the flood was caused by excessive rain, and not by negligence or fault, and you were not working, then you likely will not be able to recover damages.

As always, it makes sense to check...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Q: Are we eligible for cash settlement? Should we get an attorney?

Are we entitled to a $settlement when you get injured on the job thats above and beyond the weekly benifits, diagnoses degenerative disk disease. Dr says it may or may not be work related? he was given the same furniture immediately reinjured his back His rehab therapist shared she believes, given... Read more »

David M. Erspamer
David M. Erspamer answered on Apr 10, 2014

Yes, if there is a permanent injury, Wisconsin provides for an award. Also, if there is long term wage loss, the law provides for an additional payment called "loss of earning capacity."

The injury is work related if the work is one of the "substantial factors" in causing the pain.

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