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Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on

Q: Do I have a case and can I sue?

I tore two ligaments in my wrist after a fall at work. Did physical therapy and then had surgery after that didnt help now my wrist is worse. I moved and didn't have transportation or money to take transportation to attend Dr visits specially if all he was going to was ask me if I was working again... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 29, 2016

Sounds like you don't have an attorney. First you need to contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice who handles

workers compensation--they give free consultations. Your not getting compensation is a problem they may be able to help with. You need to follow up with some flavor of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on

Q: I feel like my medical privacy has been violated in the workplace. Just curious about my options.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 7, 2016

Generally, there are few remedies other than a slap on the wrist to the provider. Suggest you contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice that handles employment issues--they give free consultations.

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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 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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