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Lay Offs Can Equal Work Comp Benefits

Laid off with permanent limitations? It feels like not a week goes by when the news announces another round of lay offs at a Wisconsin employer. A recent article stated: Briggs & Stratton to layoff roughly 160 workers. Many of these workers might be eligible for...

Safety tips for warehouse workers

The news of the high injury rates in Amazon’s warehouses in these last few months have been quite alarming. Employees report that the company prioritizes speed and output over the safety of its employees. Thankfully, this is not a reality in all Wisconsin warehouses....

Employees vs. Independent Contractors

New legislation proposed in California puts employers on notice that they may have to treat workers as employees rather than independent contractors. What this means in practical terms is that employers would have to offer employees benefits such as workers'...

Who is at risk for a repetitive stress injury?

Working takes up a lot of our time Besides the time we spend sleeping, working is the most time-consuming activity in the average person's life. In an 80-year lifespan, most people will spend about 13 full years working. Given the overwhelming amount of time we spend...

Tom Domer: Ethics Presentation

  I recently returned from making a presentation on Ethics in Workers' Compensation at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) National Conference in Santa Barbara, California.  Over 200 attorneys attended, representing injured workers in all 50...

Why you should take walking breaks at work

It’s well-known by now that spending hours a day sitting at desk hunched over a keyboard is bad for your health. Sitting at a computer for more than two hours per day can affect your health in many ways. Before you invest in a fancy ergonomic office chair, standing...

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...

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...

Domer Law Mourns Loss of Judge Phillips

One of the true greats has passed. Judge William Phillips Jr. died this week. His obituary is a fitting tribute to one of the giants in the Wisconsin worker's compensation community: Judge William Phillips, Jr., bon vivant, gourmand, vinophile, man-about-town, has...