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Workers' Compensation Lawyer in Milwaukee

Fighting for Compensation & Lost Wages Statewide

Work-related injuries often result in lost time from work. Workers’ compensation law provides weekly compensation for injured workers. If you are having trouble getting the benefits you deserve, call Cooper Law Group. Our workers' compensation attorney in Milwaukee helps injured employees secure compensation for lost wages.

For more information about workers’ compensation claims for lost wages, call (414) 240-0795 to schedule a free consultation.

Weekly Benefits for Wages

The law provides for weekly benefit payments for workers with a temporary or permanent disability. There is a three-day waiting period for disabilities that last seven days or less. If an employee is out of work with a work-related injury or illness for more than seven days, there is no waiting period. Payment for lost wages includes the days of disability, not including the day of the injury.

The types of compensation for lost wages include:

  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) – When a worker is working fewer hours or at a lower paying job due to an injury or disease, TPD benefits are to be paid until the employee’s condition is stabilized or the employee is unlikely to experience additional improvement. The amount of the benefit varies but will be at the same percentage of wage loss compared to the employee’s pay at the time of the injury.
  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) – Most workers’ compensation cases are for temporary total disability, at least initially. Benefits are paid when the employee is unable to work and has a complete loss of wages and when the employee is still recovering, but the doctor has set limitations and the employer is unable to provide work that fits the limitations. The benefit is for two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage, up to the maximum weekly rate set by the law.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) – When an employee has limitations that are not expected to change in the future, the worker may be entitled to permanent disability benefits. These benefits are paid after the temporary injury has healed. There is a schedule for types of injuries and the number of weeks that benefits are allowed for that injury. Permanent injuries not listed on the schedule are calculated according to a medical estimate of permanent loss and a percentage of 1,000 weeks.
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) – In some situations, very serious injuries may prevent an employee from performing any type of work. Then, PTD benefits are to be paid for life based on two-thirds of the average weekly pay up to the maximum rate specified by law at the time of the injury.

In addition to weekly benefits for lost wages, the law allows for separate benefits for specific situations. This includes disfigurement, non-disabling exposure to toxic or hazardous materials, multiple injuries, and benefits for handicapped workers. Additional benefits for vocational rehabilitation might be available if the worker is unable to perform previous work to help them get the necessary retraining.

Obtaining Payment for Lost Wages

If your employer or their insurance carrier is denying your claim for lost wages in Wisconsin, contact Cooper Law Group. Our boutique law firm is small enough to provide the personalized attention you deserve. You will have complete access to our attorney and receive weekly updates about the status of your case.

Please contact our firm at (414) 240-0795 to arrange a free consultation with our workers' compensation attorney in Milwaukee.

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