There are some instances when a workplace injury results in a permanent disability or a lifelong medical condition that prevents you from returning to work. In such cases, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits, which provide ongoing financial security and peace of mind after losing the ability to work.
After securing workers’ compensation, there may be situations where it makes sense to leave your job. You may not feel safe in your work environment anymore, or you may want to look for a new line of work altogether. While you consider your next step, you may wonder if you can still receive your workers’ comp benefits if you choose to leave your job.
Dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected workplace injury or trauma can create a lot of additional stress.
An injury can completely upheave your life. Between lost income, rest and healing, medical bills, therapies and more, a workplace injury can lead to a lot of expenses and stress.
If you’ve been injured at work, you may be wondering if you are eligible for workers’ compensation and, if so, how to secure those benefits. The process can be complicated, and a workers’ compensation attorney can help you navigate the system and ease your stress.
A workplace injury disrupts every aspect of a person’s life, and trying to obtain workers’ compensation benefits can be a stressful experience while also dealing with physical pain, financial uncertainty and a number of other upsetting realities. The good news is that you don’t need to do it on your own.
Sometimes, an injury or accident can cause long term disability that will prevent an individual from working again. Such an event can change every facet of daily life, and a disabled individual may worry about financial security and their ability to obtain an income while unable to work.
Once workers’ compensation has been secured and injuries begin to heal, the time comes to plan for a safe return to work.
After filing for workers’ compensation benefits, you may find that your claim is denied. Remember: if you were injured on the job, you filed a claim for workers’ compensation and that claim was denied, you may dispute the denial.
Safety of employees and visitors should be a priority in any workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards to help guard against preventable workplace injuries.
After an on-the-job injury, it can be confusing to know what kind of workers’ compensation you may be entitled to and what next steps to take to file a claim.
Psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, can often accompany physical ailments — or arise from a traumatic workplace event on their own. Fitzgerald Law Firm’s experienced legal team can help you file work-related psychiatric claims eligible for workers’ compensation.
Understanding the difference between workers’ compensation and social security disability benefits can help you file the best claim for your unique situation — or see if you qualify for both.
It’s important that Wisconsin’s hard workers are protected. If you’ve been hurt on the job, you don’t have to navigate the workers; comp claims process alone. Read our latest blog for everything you need to know about filing for workers' compensation.