Workplace Injury Lawyer Glendale, WI
If you were injured on the job, call a workplace injury lawyer Glendale, WI knows and respects, call Hickey & Turim, S.C.
The state of Wisconsin has special laws that protect ill or injured employees. Most workers will be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Although the process is supposed to be easy, it is often anything but. Up to 50 percent of first time applicants will be denied. Most workers cannot afford a denial.
Typically, if your case is anything but straightforward, you should let a workplace injury lawyer in Glendale, WI handle it. Our firm knows of many people who sustained serious injuries, or who had a complicated case, be denied their benefits. When this happens, a time consuming appeals process must take place. By hiring a lawyer in the beginning, the likelihood of a denial is significantly less. This is partly because the workers’ compensation board knows you are serious.
Won’t I Get Less Money if I Hire a Lawyer?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked. We get it, a lawyer will need to be paid, so naturally you might think the amount of compensation you will receive must be less than what you would get without a lawyer and their fees, right? The truth is that when you retain Glendale workers’ compensation lawyers, from Hickey & Turim, S.C., you have a chance at receiving more than what you would on your own. Most people will recover more compensation even after their fees than they would without legal assistance. This is because a lawyer can ensure all details are considered and included in your case.
Does My Employer Have Workers’ Compensation?
In Wisconsin, employers with over 5 employees must carry workers’ compensation insurance. The coverage is typically available for full and part time workers’, as well as some other types of workers. It is usually not available for freelancers, independent contractors, or volunteers. Maritime and railroad workers, as well as federal workers have their own workers’ compensation programs. The process is different, but can still be overseen by a Glendale, WI workplace injury lawyer.
Information for workers’ compensation insurance is typically posted in staff rooms, breakrooms, or bulletin boards. If you cannot find anything, and it is not in your employee handbook either, you should ask your employer. If they don’t have coverage, but are supposed to, call a workplace injury lawyer in Glendale, WI as soon as possible.
Can I File a Third Party Personal Injury Claim?
Workers’ compensation benefits are made available to workers so they do not file a personal injury claim. In most cases, this is not even possible. However, the exception might be when a third party, who is not directly related to the employer, was responsible for your injury. For example, a vendors’ actions caused you harm. In this case, a personal injury claim might be pursuable.
Call Hickey & Turim, S.C., to Explore Your Legal Options
If you were injured in a workplace accident and would like to recover maximum benefits, calling a workplace injury lawyer in Glendale, Wisconsin should be your next step. Call Hickey & Turim, S.C. today for a case review.