Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Workers' Compensation Benefits Attorney

If you have suffered a work-related injury, it is extremely important that you know your rights when it comes time to collect workers' compensation benefits. Though you may pursue a claim on your own, having an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side can prove to be very beneficial.

At the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Kmiec Law Offices, SC, we have been advocating on behalf of injured workers since 1979. We provide representation at all stages of the workers' compensation process. Whether you have just been injured and wish to file a claim or you have received notice of your upcoming workers' compensation hearing, we will work to ensure that you are informed of your rights. Together we'll work to protect them. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.

Workers' compensation is designed to provide injured persons with financial support in place of wages until the person can return to work. Unlike a personal injury claim, a workers' compensation claim does not include payment for damages such as pain and suffering.

Workers' compensation benefits can include:

  • Medical expenses: If you become injured as the result of workplace accident, your employer's workers' compensation insurance company is liable to pay any reasonable and necessary health care expenses related to your treatment. You have the right to choose your own doctor. If you are sent for an independent medical examination (IME) by the insurance carrier, you should consult an attorney right away. More than likely, this person is not a treating doctor.
  • Retraining: If your work injury is preventing you from returning to your current job, or if your treating doctor has assigned you permanent work restrictions that cannot be accommodated by your employer, you may be entitled to professional retraining. In order to be entitled to these benefits, your employer must be given the opportunity to offer you a job within your treating doctor's restrictions.
  • Loss of earning capacity: If your treating doctor places you under permanent working restrictions, and you are only able to return to your job (or any job) at 85 percent or less of what you were making before your injury, you may be eligible for loss of earning capacity compensation. Eligible injuries include neck, back, head and torso injuries. As with the conditions for vocational training, you must give your employer the opportunity to offer you a job within your doctor's restrictions to be entitled to loss of earning capacity benefits.

Your eligibility for these benefits is dependent on several factors. Insurance companies will work very hard to ensure that you do not receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Our attorneys have worked with clients whose claims have been denied based on a pre-existing condition. We've also successfully dealt with third-party claims. We are here to work for you.

Whether you have questions regarding your workers' compensation eligibility or your claim has been denied, we encourage you to contact one of our Milwaukee workers' compensation attorneys to discuss your options. You may also call us at 800-578-8674.