If you have been hurt on the job, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. This can help both you and your family, which may alleviate some stress and help to expedite your healing process.
Recent legislative changes to Wisconsin's workers' compensation law were proposed in Governor Scott Walker's recently reveiled Budget. Charlie Domer created a new blog post about the possible changes.
Construction sites are active, busy places, and while this is great for getting jobs done, it also can result in injuries. Researchers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics point out that simple preventive measures can help protect workers against these common incidents.
When employees are injured on the job, they often have many questions. How do they apply for compensation? Will their employer cover the costs of care? Can they continue working? These are just a few of the initial concerns that may come to mind. Luckily, the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services has outlined many of the most common concerns about worker's compensation and their answers. Here are a few things to keep in mind that may clarify any questions.