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Injured Workers: Don’t Overlook Third-Party Actions

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 2.9 million workers were injured in the workplace in 2016, and 5,190 died from those injuries [download full report]. Over 30 percent of workers required time off because of an injury, and workplace injuries cost employees, employers and insurance companies more than $250 billion a year. Workers’ compensation insurance is required […]

Insurance After Injury: Speaking with Insurance Representatives

­ Injuries disrupt your life. Dealing with insurance companies after an injury gives many people an even bigger headache. Here’s what you need to know about your insurance claim after sustaining an injury. Within 24 Hours of an Injury If you have suffered an injury at the fault of another, it is best to get […]

Big Rig Injuries

We often hear about serious accidents involving semi-trucks, because clashes with big rigs cause big injuries. The strenuous work conditions for truck drivers trigger an assortment of injuries, both on and off the road. It’s no wonder the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that trucking has three times more injuries and illnesses and seven […]

Stepping Up to Stairway Injuries

Hazardous stairways can lead to falls resulting in painful injuries. We all slip, trip or fall on our own accord, but sometimes the property owner is at fault for not providing a safe stairway to their guests. Premises Liability & Stairway Hazards Property owners, and residents of the property in some cases, are responsible under […]

Take Note: Creating Paper Trails After Suffering an Injury

Keeping your facts straight during a personal crisis is tough, but the challenge doesn’t end after the slip, trip, fall, or other accident. For those who need to file a claim or pursue compensation for costs resulting from an accident, documentation is the best evidence in a courtroom. Attorneys advise to err on the side […]

Workplace Safety: Construction Workers Face High Risk of Injury

Construction season is well underway in Wisconsin. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 100,000 of Wisconsin’s workforce were employed in the construction industry in May last year. On-site injuries are common for those who mend and build our infrastructure, and the attorneys at Sperling Law Offices believe our construction workers should know their rights […]