Workers Compensation FAQs
It is unfortunate but millions of injuries and illnesses occur as a result of work-related duties in the United States, annually. Many of those cases require help from experienced Glendale, Wisconsin on the job injury compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. We are proud to assist the employee who is not getting a fair settlement or who is forced to prove his or her claim, all because the employer or insurance company does not wish to provide appropriate workers’ compensation.
The Glendale on the job injury compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. understand federal and state laws and guidelines surrounding workers compensation benefits and have extensive experience confronting insurance companies. In addition, our Glendale on the job injury compensation lawyers are compassionate about just and fair compensation for the injured employee. The following information highlights our experience with types of injury and illness associated with workers compensation claims.
What qualifies as work-related injury and illness?
The following information highlights some of the more common injuries and illnesses that warrant workers compensation. Some cases are straightforward while others are more difficult to prove, such as cumulative injuries, like those caused by stress. The Glendale workers compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. is available to review your case and help you determine the next step.
Common work-related injuries:
- Slip and fall
- Getting hit by an object
- Getting pinned against an object
- Falling from a significant height
Work-related illness and cumulative injury:
- Chronic back pain
- Respiratory issues
- Hearing loss
- Heart conditions
- Digestive issues
- Emotional and psychological stress
- Car accident
- Slip and fall
It is important to note here that off-site injuries may require additional evidence to prove the individual was working at the time of the incident. In order to be considered a work-related injury, the employee must show that he or she was engaged in work-related duties such as running errands, making deliveries, traveling for business and mandatory social functions. While off-site injuries may be more complicated to prove, they are not impossible, especially with a team of Glendale on the job injury compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. representing you.
What if the employer refuses to pay or their offer does not cover medical expenses?
In the event that an employer questions the claim or offers a settlement that does not cover medical bills, consult with one of our Glendale on the job injury compensation lawyers. It will be necessary to provide evidence and appropriate documents to support the claim. Hickey & Turim, S.C. is experienced in matters of workers compensation. We are prepared to go against the toughest insurance companies and businesses in order to obtain a fair settlement for our clients. When an employer questions a claim, it is imperative to have legal representation who knows how to push back.
You owe it to yourself to have someone looking out for you. The Glendale on the job injury compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. are ready to assist you legally and emotionally during this difficult time. If you or someone you know has become ill or injured due to work-related duties, contact Hickey & Turim, S.C. today and set up a free consultation. In reaching out to our law firm, you will allow yourself a fair outcome to a difficult situation.