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Can I get workers' compensation for my back pain?

While this may seem like a straightforward question, the answer actually depends on a number of factors. It's miserable to have back pain, there's no doubt about that. But in order to receive workers' compensation you have to prove that your pain stems from work not from natural causes such as getting older.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 600,000 employees a year suffer from back disorders and it is one of the leading causes of disability for individuals of working age. As the current generation ages, this number is expected to increase exponentially.

Domer Law & Ward Law Firm Joining Forces!

Big News for Work Comp in Wisconsin

Effective September 10, 2019, Ward Law Firm and Domer Law - two law firms practicing only workers' compensation - combined forces to provide enhanced services to Wisconsin's injured workers. This team of attorneys now boasts over 80 years of workers' compensation practice. Expanded offices and personnel in both Milwaukee and Waukesha will allow greater opportunities and resources for helping Wisconsin's injured workers anywhere in the state.

A builder's worst nightmares

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average entry-level construction workers' hourly wage is $16.43 per hour.  But along with a liveable wage come risks. Even under strict job-site safety regulations, construction workers face among the highest industrial injury rates in America. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released a list of the most common worksite injuries.  Some of them are minor injuries, and others are life-threatening.

 

Can't Win PTD? .... Think Again! LIRC Affirms Perm Total Award

Justice.jpgIn a wake-up call to work comp insurance companies, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) just affirmed a permanent and total disability award for an injured worker! [Click for LIRC Decision] Domer Law represented a truck driver/dock worker whose job duties were a material contributory causative factor in the progression of his low back condition, resulting in a failed low back surgery and permanent restrictions that precluded a return to work.

New LIRC Commissioner

In 2019, Wisconsin has a new Commissioner for workers' compensation decisions.  Governor Evers appointed Attorney Michael Gillick to serve a six-year term on the Labor and Industry Review Commission.  Prior to his appointment, Attorney Gillick represented injured workers, earning a stellar reputation for his dedication towards fairness and justice.  Gillick is the new chairperson of the Commission.

The difference between a herniated disk and bulging disk

Our spines play an incredibly critical role in the human body; it links the brain to the rest of the nervous system, sends vital signals to different organs and acts as the structure for most of our physical bodies. Without a functioning spine, we end up with severe health issues.

The same is true for the disks located in our spine. The disks hold personal value to the body, and when we damage them, it causes crippling pain and possible repercussions for the rest of our careers.

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