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 the work conditions, this almost certainly was done on the Job.The treating dr reports it is one of two things, work related or genetic predisposition, however after there is no documented family history for the disease. we had no history or experience with workmans comp, we were not informed of our rights and had no idea to say no to doing daily. He takes narcotic pain meds everyday, but prior to this he hated to take Does he need meds to function ? Yes. Is it time to get an attorney? Do we have a chance at ANY settlement? the Workmans comp provider makes our claims very difficult to collect.Ie; payment for that week of 7/12, 2012 was received 1/9, 2013.
A: 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.
I suggest you call an experienced workers comp lawyer who can explain these concepts in greater detail.
Erspamer Law Offices- Dave Erspamer
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