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Josh Turim Co-chairs WAWCA Seminar

Josh Turim Co-chairs WAWCA Seminar

The Wisconsin Association of Worker’s Compensation Attorneys (WAWCA) held their spring seminar on Thursday, February 27, 2014, in Middleton, Wisconsin. Attorney Josh Turim was one of two co-chairs that came up with the list of topics for the spring seminar. Topics included, but were not limited to trial strategies, medicaid, … Continue reading

Hickey & Turim, S.C. Sponsors Kids’ Chance Event

Hickey and Turim

Hickey & Turim, S.C. was pleased to co-sponsor the inaugural Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin Charity Kick-off event, which was held on April 11, 2013 at Tripoli Country Club. Kids’ Chance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization, created to provide educational opportunities and scholarships for the children of workers seriously injured … Continue reading

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Though the law varies from state to state, in Wisconsin, there are two situations where a worker’s family is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits following the death of the worker.  If the worker dies as the result of work-related accident or occupational disease, or if the worker dies while … Continue reading

Types of Compromises in Worker’s Compensation Law

Types of Compromises in Worker’s Compensation Law

Full and Final v. Limited Compromise There are two different types of compromises that are commonly used in Worker’s Compensation cases: 1) Full and Final, or 2) Limited. These compromises are used to settle Worker’s Compensation cases or avoid a formal Hearing or court date. Below are some brief descriptions … Continue reading

Analyzing Recent Changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act

Analyzing Recent Changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act

In 2008, Congress passed a landmark set of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The new law went into effect January 1, 2009.  Under the old ADA, most people who tried to sue for employment discrimination on the basis of a disability were found not to be disabled … Continue reading

When Does Worker’s Compensation Law Apply?

When Does Worker’s Compensation Law Apply?

Wisconsin law requires worker’s compensation benefits to be paid “Where, at the time of injury, the employee is performing service growing out of and incidental to his or her employment.”  Many claims are easy: an employee is injured, on the job site, usually by a simple slip and fall or … Continue reading

Wisconsin Workers’ Comp Medical Costs Per Claim Increasing

Wisconsin Workers’ Comp Medical Costs Per Claim Increasing

The increased cost and more frequent use of medical care provided to injured workers in Wisconsin drove up the average medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in recent years, according to a new study by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope Benchmarks for Wisconsin, 11th … Continue reading

What You Should and Shouldn’t Tell the Insurance Company

What You Should and Shouldn’t Tell the Insurance Company

Do NOT Give a Recorded Statement Clients constantly ask if they are required to give a recorded statement to the Worker’s Compensation insurance company. The simple answer is no. You are in no way required to offer any statement to the insurance company. Why Shouldn’t I Give a Recorded Statement? … Continue reading

How the Recession Impacts Injured Workers

How the Recession Impacts Injured Workers

Recession Impacting Return to Work of Injured Workers: Study Examines Role of Workers’ Compensation Systems CAMBRIDGE, MA, November 29, 2011 –Against a backdrop of high unemployment, some injured workers may face even greater challenges in returning to work, leading to potential increases in the duration of disability, according to a new study, … Continue reading

What is an “Occupational Injury?”

What is an “Occupational Injury?”

Occupational Injury v. Traumatic Injury When you think of an injury, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Most likely it is someone getting hurt in an accident, falling, or even getting hit by an object or person. This type of injury, which is known as a traumatic … Continue reading