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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

Roofing Contractor in Wisconsin Ignores Safety Regulations for Workers

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A recent WorkersCompensation.com article reported a Wisconsin roofing contractor ignoring laws for the fourth time in three years. In Bloomer, Wisconsin, the contractor has ignored federal inspectors twice, and state inspectors twice, allowing employees to work at heights of up to 25 feet without fall protection equipment, the article said. … Continue reading

Can you lose your Job for Seeking Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Can you lose your Job for Seeking Workers’ Comp Benefits?

In a previous post, we discussed the fear of keeping one’s job after an injury at work. We learned that according to a study from the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute, this fear exists in 18% to 33% of workers. This year in West Virginia, a man is suing his employer, … Continue reading

What Does it Mean for Workers when Business Opt Out of Workers’ Comp?

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What would this country look like if there were no Workers’ Compensation laws? What if injured workers were told where to seek medical care and how often by their employers? What if injured workers also were not compensated for their time away from work or had to pay for all … Continue reading

Democratic Lawmakers Speak Up About Workers’ Comp Benefit Cuts

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In a previous post, we discussed businesses in states like Texas and Oklahoma opting out of Workers’ Compensation. This shift to drop Workers’ Comp has been covered on several news pages, and some of our nation’s Democratic leaders are speaking up about the matter. A recent NPR article talked about … Continue reading

Josh Turim Receives Super Lawyers Award

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Josh Turim, a partner and shareholder at Hickey & Turim, S.C., recently received the Super Lawyers award. He was selected to be one of Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars in Wisconsin. The Super Lawyers award is given annually to less than 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin, and no more than 2.5% … Continue reading

Will the Worker’s Comp System Change to Include Independent Contractors?

Will Worker’s Comp System Change to Include Independent Contractors?

Usually when we think of Worker’s Compensation, we think of all employees at various companies and corporations being protected by law if they are injured at work. After all, in Wisconsin, the law states that if employers have more than three full or part time employees, they are subject to … Continue reading

A New Wisconsin Bill could be Detrimental to Injured Workers: Part 2

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In a recent post, we discussed a new bill written by republican representatives Spiros, Knodl, and Senator Stroebel, to “address fraud and unfairness within the worker’s comp system.” We took a look at employer directed care, and how employees would be required to see only medical professionals that their employers … Continue reading

A New Wisconsin Bill could be Detrimental to Injured Workers

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A new bill was written recently to “address fraud and unfairness within the worker’s comp system” in Wisconsin. From the offices of republican Representatives Spiros, Knodl, and Senator Stroebel, the bill proposes pages of changes to the current system. The changes range from denying claims from other states, to reducing … Continue reading

Workers’ Compensation and the Fear of Keeping your Job after an Injury

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A recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) interviewed 4,800 workers from across 12 states, including Wisconsin, to see if they had a fear of losing their job after experiencing an injury in the workplace. In the interviews with injured workers across the country, workers were asked to … Continue reading