What We Do For Wisconsin Workers
At Domer Law, we have over 80 years of combined experience helping injured workers throughout the state of Wisconsin. We recognize the schemes and tactics of insurance companies, and we use that knowledge to maximize your benefits. Until our clients receive benefits, we collect no attorneys’ fees.
Get The Right Help Right At The Beginning
Workers’ compensation came about in the early 20th century as a reaction to unsafe work conditions at a time when Wisconsin workplaces were dangerous, and employers had little incentive to make them safer. Since then, it has evolved into a long and confusing process, but one that we can help you navigate.
If you are trying to claim workers’ compensation, you should have an experienced lawyer on your side from the start. The attorneys at Domer Law, Thomas Domer and Charles Domer, are two of the premier names in Wisconsin workers’ compensation law. They can help you file an initial claim, evaluate a denied claim and take appropriate action to ensure that you get the benefits you deserve.
Generally, payment of workers’ compensation claims occurs within two weeks of filing a claim. Any delay probably means the insurance company is investigating your claim and will likely deny it. Do not let a denial discourage you. You do not have to accept the decision, and with the help of our experienced workers’ comp attorneys, you can still be awarded benefits.
Who Can We Help?
We represent workers who have sustained injuries on the job, no matter their profession. We have the experience to handle many kinds of workers’ comp claims, including claims for:
- Permanent and total disability
- Head, neck, back and spine injuries
- Repetitive lifting and motion injuries
- Occupational diseases
- Fractures and soft tissue injuries
How Do I File A Workers’ Compensation Claim?
The first things you must do before filing a workers’ compensation claim are:
- Report your injury to your employer
- Seek medical attention and document any care you receive
Immediate action and thorough record-keeping will aid you once you fill out your claim form with the help of your attorney. Keep in mind that Wisconsin’s statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is two years from the date of injury, so the sooner you complete it, the better.
You can learn more about the world of workers’ compensation claims from any of the following informational resources:
- Workers’ compensation claims and hearing process
- What does workers’ compensation pay?
- What insurance companies don’t tell you
- Am I eligible for vocational retraining?
- Types of injuries
- Lump-sum payments
Workers’ Comp FAQ
Workers often have many questions when they first encounter the workers’ compensation system. We have covered the basics right here.
What is workers’ compensation?
Workers’ compensation replaces up to two-thirds of the income Wisconsin workers lose as a result of workplace injuries in the form of nontaxable insurance benefits. These benefits also help cover the costs of injured workers’ medical expenses and other losses they may incur.
How does workers’ compensation differ from a personal injury lawsuit?
Workers’ compensation claims are narrower in scope than personal injury lawsuits and can only be filed for injuries sustained in the line of work. Moreover, the workers’ compensation system is not fault-based, and workers can receive benefits even if they were partly responsible for their injuries (though their benefits may decrease in some cases). Personal injury lawsuits, however, are fault-based, and the damages awarded depend directly on a party’s degree of responsibility.
Do I have to sue my employer in a workers’ compensation case?
In Wisconsin, workers cannot sue their employers to obtain compensation for their injuries; this has been state law for over a century. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is the primary way for them to secure the financial relief they need.
Workers can sue any third party that bears responsibility for their injuries. This would be a personal injury suit that is filed separately from and in addition to a workers’ compensation claim.
How much money can I get in a workers’ compensation case?
As previously stated, Wisconsin workers’ compensation benefits can cover up to two-thirds of workers’ missing income. Workers may also qualify for other types of benefits, too, depending on the nature of their injuries, including:
- Benefits for reasonable medical expenses
- Benefits for job retraining
- Permanent disability benefits (partial or total)
- Death benefits for families
If you file a separate personal injury suit against a negligent third party, you may be able to collect more compensation than you will from workers’ comp benefits. For catastrophically injured workers, this additional compensation may be crucial to their future well-being.
Contact A Wisconsin Injury Benefits Attorney
Our Wisconsin workers’ comp lawyers can help file your initial claim, represent you at a hearing and fight for full benefits. Our office is in Milwaukee, and we represent injured workers throughout Wisconsin. Contact us online or by calling 414-279-2647 to schedule a free consultation. We are ready to put our experience to work for you, and until you receive benefits, we do not receive payment.