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February 17, 2019

How to Start the Workers Compensation Process

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Posted in General, Wisconsin Workers Compensation Related News

The workers compensation process can be confusing, and knowing how to start it can feel overwhelming to many persons. Our workers compensation lawyer at Hickey & Turim helps injury victims get the benefits package they deserve for their workplace injury. This is important because if someone does not get the maximum possible amount of benefits, they may not be able to afford the medical treatment they need in order to fully recover from their injury. And it’s not only medical costs they are facing; time off from work without pay can be financially devastating. Depending on the severity of the workplace injury, it may also be necessary to purchase or rent medical equipment such as a wheelchair or crutches. It’s also not uncommon for victims to suffer emotional injuries as well, such as pain and suffering or debilitating depression. A workers compensation lawyer from Hickey & Turim can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today to find out more.

Seek Immediate Medical Treatment

The first step after getting hurt on the job is to seek immediate medical attention. Even seemingly minor injuries can actually be much worse than initially thought. This is because it’s not unusual for adrenaline to kick in after sustaining an injury, and adrenaline can mask pain and other symptoms. If you got hurt at work, even if it was several days ago, schedule an appointment with your physician as soon as possible, and let them know about your accident as you should be examined as soon as possible. This is especially true if you may possibly have experienced a head injury, which can happen with any forceful impact with your head.

Notify Your Supervisor or Employer

Once you’ve sought medical attention, it’s important to begin the workers compensation process, and as to how to start it, begin with notifying your supervisor or employer. Do not delay in letting them know about your injury and how the accident occurred. Your supervisor or employer should have the appropriate workman compensation forms on hand. If not, you can contact the workers compensation board to get them. Very often they are available for download from the state’s website.

Talk to Our Workers Compensation Lawyer

Before you submit the workers compensation forms, consider talking to our workers compensation lawyer. We offer injury victims a confidential and no-cost first time consultation. Once you sign an agreement with the Workers Compensation Board on the benefits package, you can’t get an increase if your damages (including future surgeries) exceed the amount of the settlement. Talk to us first; our workers compensation lawyer can tell you if we might be able to do a better job. Hickey & Turim has enjoyed tremendous success negotiating substantial settlements for our clients who were injured while on the job. We understand how to recover damages for victims of workplace accidents.

If you suffered a serious injury while working, you should qualify for workers compensation. We can help you get the maximum amount of benefits. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our workers compensation lawyer in Milwaukee, WI.

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