Wisconsin Workplace Injury Lawyer
Over 3.3 million people are injured in nonfatal workplace injuries and illness each year. If you are one of them, then it is imperative that you know your legal rights.
Speaking to a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer is your first step to recovering compensation for the physical, mental and emotional suffering you have endured due to a workplace injury. While you have probably been informed that your injury will be handled through worker’s compensation, this may not be enough. At Bye, Goff and Rohde we have over 180 years of combined experience helping those injured in the workplace and are determined to ensure that you are getting everything you are entitled to.
Workplace injuries affect around 3.3 percent of all workers. Of these injuries, some of the most common are:
- exposure to toxic chemicals
- motor vehicle accidents
- construction site accidents
- highway and work zone accidents
- electrical shock and electrocution
- heavy duty machinery accidents (forklifts, cranes, power tools)
- heavy duty machinery accidents due to improper servicing/maintenance
- falls, slips and trips
What are your Legal Rights?
Every employer has the legal responsibility to keep the workplace up to a certain standard of safety. This means marking unsafe items, ensuring their employers are properly trained and equipped and maintaining the machinery. If you are injured in the workplace you can face serious life threatening repercussions. Not only is your health on the line, but also your future income.
If you or someone you love has suffered a workplace injury the most important thing to remember is that there is always hope for recovery and improvement. It may take time, patience and a complete life adjustment but, with the right attitude and the right financial assistance, anything is possible. Bye, Goff and Rohde, Ltd is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm that can help you and your family get back on the right track.
A workplace injury lawsuit can help you recover damages for:
- loss of income as well as projected loss of income
- loss of quality of life
- emotional suffering
- therapy (occupational, physical, etc)
- childcare expenses and carer expenses
- medications and other medical expenses
- medical equipment needed for the house and the car
Workers compensation is often not enough
Workplace injuries can be quite complex, especially as you are supposed to be covered by workers compensation. All companies must have workers compensation as part of the regulations; however, if faced with a serious or long term injury at the workplace, worker’s compensation is often not enough. Furthermore, most insurance companies will not pay for your full damages including medications, doctor and specialist visits and complete loss of income.
Another big problem when it comes to workers compensation claims is that the insurance agency is not on your side. They will try everything in their power to avoid making payouts to the injured parties. This can be frustrating, stressful and hurtful to say the least.
It is important that you speak to someone who is on your side in the legal profession – a Wisconsin injury lawyer can be that someone.