Milwaukee Attorneys Support Workers’ Compensation Claims
Effective counsel for construction accidents and other work-related injuries
In Wisconsin, workers injured on the job receive benefits and employers are protected from liability to a personal injury lawsuit. The system does not always operate smoothly, so eligible workers can have their claims denied. For many others, workers’ compensation does not cover the full scope of their injuries. That’s why for more than 35 years, Sperling Law Offices LLC has fought for injured workers. Our Milwaukee attorneys work closely with you to determine the right course of action for your circumstances, and pursue the appropriate remedies until you are satisfied that justice has been served.
Benefits under Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act
Wisconsin law requires most businesses to insure their workers, so if an accident occurs, an injured worker receives:
- Payment of reasonable medical expenses
- Compensation for lost wages (usually two-thirds of the worker’s regular wage) during periods of temporary partial disability and temporary total disability
- Payments for permanent partial disability or permanent total disability
- Vocational rehabilitation and retraining
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Death benefits and burial expenses
Depending on the type of permanent disability, a worker may also qualify for benefits from the Social Security Disability program.
Third-party lawsuits for job-related accidents
Workers’ compensation does not pay for pain and suffering. In the case of a personal injury that deeply impacts a worker’s quality of life, that exclusion means the worker may never be properly compensated. There are circumstances, however, in which a worker could file a personal injury lawsuit seeking monetary damages including for pain and suffering. Workers’ comp law bars suing a negligent boss or coworker, but it does not forbid third-party lawsuits. If the worker is hurt on the job by a contractor, subcontractor or faulty piece of equipment, the worker may have grounds for a lawsuit. Sperling Law Offices LLC manages third-party lawsuits to get injured workers the full compensation they deserve.
Contact a knowledgeable Milwaukee workers’ compensation attorney
Sperling Law Offices LLC works hard on behalf of injured workers throughout Wisconsin. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation claim or the possibility of a third-party lawsuit, call 414-273-7777 or contact our Milwaukee office online.