Protecting the rights of injured workers in Wisconsin and Minnesota has been a priority for Hannula Halom & Scherz since the founding of the firm. We’ve helped hundreds of workers get proper medical care and fair compensation. We charge only if the claim is won. By law, our fees are only 20% of the amount in dispute.
An injury on the job may entitle you to both workers compensation benefits as well as the right to sue another party for your injury. On-the-job injuries are usually compensated through the workers compensation process. But, a work injury may also give you the right to sue another party as well for your personal injuries. You need to consult with an experienced lawyer if you think you have more than just a workers compensation case.
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Checklist for a work injury or work-related illness
What am I paid if I’m hurt on the job?
While you are off work, in Wisconsin you get two-thirds of your weekly pay and all medical expenses. There is a maximum amount.
Can I choose my own doctor?
Yes. You have the right to see any doctor. (Your employer can send you to a doctor for evaluation but not treatment.) You should pick a doctor who specializes in your injury.
How long do I have to wait until I get paid?
Until your doctor says you are able to return to work. If your employer cannot offer work within your temporary restrictions, benefits continue.
What if I can’t go back to work, my employer fires me or won’t take me back after I have healed?
If your doctor says your injury has caused permanent restrictions (like restrictions on lifting, bending or standing), then you receive additional benefits based on the amount of disability the doctor states. If your employer has a job within those permanent restrictions, it must offer that job to you or be subject to a penalty. But if there is no work within your restrictions, the employer does not have to take you back. You may also be entitled to more benefits because you cannot go back to your job or you may get retraining benefits to send you back to school so that you can get a job that pays as much as the job you lost.
Can I get worker’s compensation and social security disability at the same time?
When should I hire a lawyer?
You should hire a lawyer when:
How much do lawyers charge?
In Wisconsin worker’s compensation, lawyers charge only if the claim is won. By law, fees are only 20% of the amount in dispute.