Wisconsin Personal Injury Lawyers
Fox Cities – Appleton, Kaukauna, Menasha, and Neenah
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Hickey and Turim believes in protecting the community. You can always count on Hickey and Turim to stand by your family. Whether you are seeking assistance with Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, or Auto Accidents, the professionals at Hickey and Turim are ready to work for you.
Our law offices are located in Milwaukee and Waukesha County, but we serve ALL of Wisconsin! If you have been seriously injured and would like to speak to an attorney, we will make arrangements to travel and meet you. Yes, we will meet you in Racine, Madison, Neenah, Appleton, Oshkosh, Eau Claire or anywhere in between. In addition to providing premier legal representation, we also pride ourselves on being active members of the communities in which we live, work and raise our families.
I was pissed when my claim got denied. I could not believe that some doctor, who I saw one time, could say that I never got hurt on the job. So ridiculous! Thank God I got hooked up with Hickey & Turim! I never knew that I would actually get money in the end. Thanks again guys for all of your hard work!
– Pat K. | Oshkosh, WI | Age 42
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Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation
Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance in case their employees suffer injuries in the workplace. If you have recently gotten injured at your job, you may be eligible for benefits. Here are some common myths about workers’ compensation.
- If you’re partially to blame for your working injury, you can’t qualify for benefits. Believe it or not, fault is not a factor in workers’ compensation claims. If you got injured at work because you were not paying attention or lacked experience, you still qualify for benefits. However, if you were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your accident, you will not be eligible for workers’ compensation.
- Workers’ compensation pays for all your losses. Workers’ compensation benefits do not actually cover all the losses that resulted from your workplace injury. They will only cover your medical expenses and lost wages. The benefits won’t provide coverage for pain and suffering or emotional distress.
- It is never necessary to hire a lawyer. If you have a fairly simple workers’ compensation case, it may be possible to handle it yourself. On the other hand, if there are complexities in your case, it is necessary to hire Appleton workers’ comp attorneys. For instance, if you suffered a severe injury or your employer has retaliated against you for filing a claim, it’s wise to have legal counsel on your side.
- You can get fired for filing for workers’ compensation. Some people shy away from filing for workers’ compensation because they are afraid they will be fired. It is actually against the law for employers to do this. If they do, it is considered retaliation and they may face harsh legal penalties. Therefore, do not avoid filing a claim because you fear termination.
- If your initial claim is denied, that’s it. It is not uncommon for employers to deny workers’ compensation claims. However, even if your initial claim gets denied, you do not have to give up. A lawyer can help you file an appeal.
- You can only get workers’ compensation for serious injuries. This is not true. Just because your work injury isn’t life-threatening or has rendered you disabled, does not mean you can’t qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Even seemingly minor injuries can result in expensive medical bills, and you should not have to pay for them out of pocket.