Worker's Compensation law covers most Wisconsin employees for both mental and physical harm from accidents, injuries or illnesses caused by work. Why the accident happened, or who is at fault, is not an issue.
If you feel you have an injury that should be covered, report it to your employer immediately and get to a doctor as soon as possible. It is necessary for your doctor to state that your injury was caused by work. You are free to choose your own doctor (not restricted to employer's doctors), and you can also go to a second doctor of your choosing.
Worker's compensation insurance is responsible for your medical bills. If you miss work, you will generally get paid 2/3 of your weekly wage while you are healing. Also, you may be entitled to permanent disability payments, loss of earning capacity benefits and retraining. What benefits you may be entitled to depend on the facts of each case.
If your claim is disputed by the employer or insurer, you have a right to have the state decide your case. As this process is specialized, it is highly recommended that you obtain the services of an attorney to represent you in this matter. At Bucher Law Group, LLC, we have successfully handled hundreds of claims and will be happy to assist you. Please call to discuss your matter, or set up an appointment to consult with an attorney, all at no charge.