Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

Vote Nancy Stencil for Assembly

Vote Nancy Stencil for Assembly

Wisconsin Representative John Spiros attempted to destroy our gold standard Worker’s Compensation system in 2015. Not only did Representative Spiros purposefully circumvent the Workers Compensation Advisory Council System, but he also attempted to throw 100+ years of cooperation by labor and management out the window. Among other things, the bill that … Continue reading

Safety Tips for Workers in Highway Work Zones

Safety Tips for Workers in Highway Work Zones

Highway work zones can be very dangerous for individuals working in the construction injury. Injuries can range from workers being struck by cars, to falling, to sustaining significant electrical shocks. Additionally, the chance of injury tends to increase for individuals working in severe weather conditions. While most highway work is … Continue reading

What do I need to know about the newly passed Workers’ Comp Bill?

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Wisconsin Act 180 Assembly Bill 724 became law on March 1st, 2016. Governor Scott Walker signed the bill on February 29th, as discussed in a recent blog post. With the exception of two provisions that will take effect this July, all other provisions were effective as of March 2nd. The … Continue reading

Wisconsin Contractor Continues to Ignore Safety Regulations for Employees

Scott Walker Wants to Destroy What's Left of American Unions

In a previous blog post, we discussed a Wisconsin roofing contractor who has ignored federal laws for years, allowing employees to work in unsafe conditions and undergo serious injuries. Unfortunately, this roofing company is not alone in its safety violations. Another Wisconsin roofing contracting company has failed to protect its … Continue reading

New Worker’s Comp Bill is Law

Wisconsin’s Civil Service System is threatened by a New Senate Bill

Assembly Bill 724 became a law on March 4th, 2016. Governor Scott Walker signed the bill on February 29th, and with the exception of two provisions that will take effect this July, all other provisions were effective as of March 4th. According to a Fox6now.com article, the new law, Wisconsin … Continue reading

Seriously Injured Employees Not Protected When Companies Opt Out of Workers’ Comp

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Texas and Oklahoma are two states that do not have state-regulated workers’ compensation in place for injured employees. When employers opt out of workers’ comp, “they avoid state regulation and write their own workplace injury plans, which make it easier to deny and cut benefits, control medical care and limit … Continue reading

Medical Costs in Wisconsin Among the Highest in the Country

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A recent article from the Badger Herald discussed the exceptionally high medical costs in Wisconsin for injured workers. Senate Bill 536, which the Wisconsin State Assembly passed last Tuesday, did not address rising work-related medical costs. “While I take issue with some of these proposals,” said Aaron Reilly, author of … Continue reading

Wisconsin’s Civil Service System is threatened by a New Senate Bill

Wisconsin’s Civil Service System is threatened by a New Senate Bill

A recent Cap Times article addressed Senate Bill 285, a bill proposed by the Walker administration and Republican leadership in Wisconsin this past fall. As the article states, this bill “would destroy key parts of Wisconsin’s 110-year-old civil service system.” These “key parts” of the system include everything from unemployment … Continue reading

Wisconsin Law Journal Sets the Record Straight where Spiros’ Bill is Concerned

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In a series of previous posts, we discussed a new bill proposed by state representative John Spiros, in which dramatic changes are suggested to the Workers’ Comp system. We touched on the bill’s proposed change of employer directed care for injured employees, as well as reducing the statute of limitations … Continue reading

Professional Fee Schedules Yield Lower Prices Paid for Injured Workers

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A new study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute investigated prices paid for medical professional services for injured workers. The study found that prices were “lower and growing slower in states with price regulations in the form of fee schedules, as compared with states that do not have them in … Continue reading