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Types of Work-Related Injuries

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When an employee becomes injured at work or contracts an occupational disease, he or she is entitled to financial benefits under workers’ compensation law. If you are having trouble securing benefits for your work-related injury or occupational disease, Cooper Law Group is here to help. Our Milwaukee workers’ compensation lawyer aggressively represents clients who have suffered all types of injuries, and we will guide you through the legal system as you seek the financial relief you need to recover.

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What Are the Most Common Types of Work-Related Injuries & Occupational Diseases in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin law classifies 2 types of work-related injuries: accidental injuries and occupational diseases. Accidental injuries occur suddenly from a specific occurrence. Examples include a traumatic brain injury from slipping and falling at work, a broken bone from being crushed by a machine, or a burn injury from an explosion. On the other hand, occupational diseases occur gradually. They often result from overexertion or environmental factors at work.

The most common types of occupational diseases include:

  • Occupational lung disease
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Occupational cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Heart disease
  • Back injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Tendonitis

An employee is entitled to compensation for a work-related illness as long as the occupation is the sole cause of the disease, or at least a substantial factor in aggravating or accelerating a preexisting condition. However, if factors outside your workplace caused your disease or injury, you may not be able to receive workers’ comp benefits.

What Types of Workers’ Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?

If you have suffered a workplace injury or illness, you may be able to receive payments for all past, present, and expected future medical bills, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability benefits. You don’t have to prove the negligence of your employer to receive workers' comp benefits. You only have to show that your injuries or illnesses occurred on the job.

Unique Challenges of Occupational Diseases

Occupational diseases are a bit more difficult to prove compared to injuries sustained in accidents on the job. Insurance carriers will often try to claim that the disease was caused by factors other than work. Our workers’ compensation attorney in Milwaukee can use expert witnesses and a vast range of resources to fight on your behalf. We will gather evidence to build your case and aggressively uphold your right to a settlement.

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At Cooper Law Group, we are passionate about meeting the legal needs of our clients. Our Milwaukee workers’ comp lawyer will analyze your situation to determine the amount of compensation you may be entitled to and will communicate with you from start to finish.

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