Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

How to Know When It’s Time to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents are common hazards in every state. Unlike car accidents, the potential of getting serious injuries or dying is high. According to statistics, the number of injuries and deaths caused by motorcycles are 27 times more than cars. The truth is that not all motorcycle accidents require an attorney. … Continue reading

Do personal injury awards count as marital property?

Do personal injury awards count as marital property?

Personal injury awards are separate individual property not included in marital property in divorce. The general rule in most states is that If you receive a personal award of money damages, such as a personal injury award, that money may considered separate from the community/marital property in a divorce. There … Continue reading

Reckless Endangerment

Reckless Endangerment

The crime of reckless endangerment is charged when someone has acted in a way that resulted in serious bodily injury or the risk of bodily injury or death to another person.  At first glance this may seem vague or overly broad so it needs to be broken down. Reckless endangerment … Continue reading

Is it possible to get a DUI case dismissed?

Is it possible to get a DUI case dismissed?

Maybe. We need to look at two separate legal proceedings that normally arise when an individual has been charged with driving under the influence. The first is the criminal proceeding; the second is the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing that usually accompanies the criminal case. It is the DMV … Continue reading

How To Craft Effective Legal Press Releases

How To Craft Effective Legal Press Releases

A press release is one of the simplest ways to get your law firm’s name out in the public eye — but drafting a great legal press release might not seem easy at first. Whether you’re promoting your firm through an online news article or on the radio, you want … Continue reading

The interplay of personal injury claims and worker’s compensation claims in Wisconsin

The interplay of personal injury claims and worker’s compensation claims in Wisconsin

Under the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act, a worker who is injured in the scope of his or her employment may make a claim for worker’s compensation against the worker’s compensation insurance company for his or her employer. This is typically referred to as the exclusive remedy that an employee has … Continue reading

Choosing your own Physician in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation

Choosing your own Physician in Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation

In the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation system, the injured worker has the right to choose his or her treating physician. This right is outlined in Wisconsin Statutes Section 102.42(2)(a), which states, in part: “…the employer shall offer to the injured employee his or her choice of any physician, chiropractor, psychologist, dentist, … Continue reading

Are Breathalyzer tests mandatory?

Are Breathalyzer tests mandatory?

No one expects to be facing a situation in which they are asked to take a breath test. But if law enforcement is asking for a specimen of your breath, it’s important to understand the law and understand what your options are.  A typical DWI investigation includes a request for … Continue reading

Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit

Differences Between a Personal Injury Claim and a Lawsuit

There are several major differences between a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury claim may lead to a lawsuit but a variety of factors could prevent it from going to trial. Common deciding factors include: Did the accident result in a fatality? If yes, the … Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Insurance Company After an Accident

How to Talk to Your Insurance Company After an Accident

After a car accident, it is imperative to contact your auto insurance carrier and let them know what has happened. However, did you know you are only obligated to let them know that the accident happened? You do not have to immediately work out the details with your insurance company? … Continue reading