How Do I Know if I Have a Workers’ Compensation Case?

If you’re a worker in Wisconsin and you acquire an illness or injury while on the job, you likely have a workers’ compensation case. Nearly all Wisconsin employees are covered; review our list of exceptions to see the few people who may not receive benefits. Chances are you’re not on that list, which means you should fight for your right to compensation and benefits if you’re injured on the job. Learn how our Milwaukee workers’ compensation lawyer can guide you through the legal system as you seek the financial relief you need to recover.

What Classifies a Work-Related Injury?

Wisconsin law classifies two types of work-related injuries: accidental injuries and occupational diseases. Accidental injuries occur suddenly from a specific occurrence, like a traumatic brain injury from slipping and falling, a broken bone from a machine, or a burn injury from a chemical spill or explosion.

Occupational diseases, on the other hand, are often a result of overexertion or environmental factors. Examples of occupational diseases include those listed below:

  • Lung disease

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Heart disease

  • Hearing loss

Do I Have a Case?

If you’re suffering from any of the above afflictions, and you received that affliction at work, you have a workers’ compensation case. Don’t wait to file a claim or worry that that statute of limitations may have expired; you may be able to receive payments for all past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages, and disability benefits.

Our workers’ compensation attorney in Milwaukee can use expert witnesses and a vast range of resources to fight for you. We will aggressively uphold your right to workers’ compensation benefits that you’re entitled to by state law.

Contact Cooper Law Group online or call today at (414) 240-0795 to schedule a free consultation and get on your road to financial assistance and recovery!