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A workplace injury can leave you facing significant hardship. While you struggle to recoup from the physical harm that you have experienced, the financial realities of your recovery can leave you in a predicament. Although worker’s compensation benefits might provide you with some relief, in order to successfully navigate the process, you’ll have to know how to handle some of its intricacies.
What is the independent medical examination?
When you seek worker’s compensation benefits, the insurance company will probably
Continue Reading What you need to know about the independent medical examination

Many media reports of motor vehicle accidents conclude with a statement that the accident remains under investigation. A recent account of a head-on collision ended with the statement that “The Wisconsin State Patrol is reconstructing the crash.”

What exactly does this statement mean? How can investigators “reconstruct” the collision of two or more vehicles?

Forensic Engineering

Accident reconstruction is a branch of forensic engineering in which investigators use many different technologies to calculate the speed of the vehicles, the
Continue Reading Understanding the Basics of Accident Reconstruction

You may be commuting to work on I-41 or dropping your kids off at Appleton West when suddenly, “Crash!” you are t-boned by another vehicle. The crash rattles you emotionally and you sustain physical injuries that will take quite a while to heal. You may wish to pursue a lawsuit in order to be compensated for your damages.
However, car crashes are not always straightforward. There are many factors at play, and sometimes both parties made mistakes. For example,
Continue Reading Can I sue if I was partially at fault for my car crash?

Sustaining an injury at work can bring your normal life to a complete stop. A serious injury that prevents you from working can cause you incredible stress over how you are going to pay your bills and take care of your loved ones.
Depending on the type and seriousness of your injury, you may also worry about being able to go back to work again. On top of everything, you are likely going to many medical appointments and watching
Continue Reading What expenses does worker’s compensation cover?

Car accidents hurt millions of American drivers and passengers every year. While most of the focus is on the physical trauma and the pain that affects the body, some people forget that car crashes always include emotional trauma as well.
All car accidents have some level of emotional trauma
Even a low-speed accident in Wisconsin, without any serious damage, causes a bit of emotional trauma — even if it is just the shock of the car accident itself or
Continue Reading Car crashes do not just hurt your body

Many motor vehicle accidents occur each year on America’s roads. A serious head-on collision occurred on Interstate 43 between two trucks recently. According to the police report, a truck was on the northbound side of the interstate highway when another truck on the southbound side crossed over the median and crashed into the truck on the other side.
According to an eye witness, authorities blocked off the highway after the crash occurred and other cars were getting off as
Continue Reading The Wisconsin Department of Transportation gets involved after a head-on collision

Trucks need to share the roads in Wisconsin with many other vehicles. Trucks are generally transporting large loads of items that are essential for the people and businesses in Wisconsin. They play a vital role in the state, but they are much larger than the other vehicles on the roads. This means that truck drivers need to drive even more carefully than other drivers.
Truck accidents can cause significant damage to other vehicles and serious injuries to their occupants.
Continue Reading Statistics show that truck accidents are devastating for cars

After a serious injury at work, a resident of Appleton or the other communities around Wisconsin might not be able to perform their jobs. They also may no longer be able to do their favorite activities, like enjoy the outdoors, for example. In the worst cases, they will depend on other people for help, perhaps for the rest of their lives.
Thankfully, workers’ compensation benefits are available to most employees who suffer a severe injury in a workplace accident. 
Continue Reading Victims of workplace injuries may have several options

When you’re injured in a car accident, the physical pain of your injury and recovery are not the only challenge you may have to deal with. You can end up in financial trouble as well, unable to work for an extended period of time and facing medical bills that insurance didn’t cover. This is especially true if the driver at fault was uninsured or underinsured.
How does uninsured/underinsured coverage work?
Wisconsin requires every driver to have uninsured motorist coverage.
Continue Reading What if I’m injured in an accident by an uninsured motorist?

When you’re injured in a car accident, it’s natural to wonder whether you should sue whoever was responsible. After all, in addition to the physical pain you suffer, financial problems commonly follow. Insurance may not be sufficient – shouldn’t you be entitled to more? The answer may very well be yes, but you shouldn’t wait long.
There’s a legal time limit
Wisconsin requires that every driver on the road operate their vehicle with a reasonable amount of care at
Continue Reading How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an accident?

The headline hit with a force unusual in legal reporting: “‘Big Law Killed My Husband’: An Open Letter From a Sidley Partner’s Widow.”
In the article, Joanna Litt catalogued in heartbreaking detail the downward spiral of her husband, Gabe MacConaill, a partner at Sidley Austin who killed himself at the age of 42.
Litt, also a lawyer, made a desperate search for answers in the wake of her husband’s death. She concluded that he suffered from maladaptive perfectionism, a
Continue Reading ‘It’s Hard to See That We’re Still Struggling’ – Task Force Report on Wisconsin Lawyer Well-Being

Wisconsin workers who are injured on the job will take comfort in knowing that they can receive workers’ compensation benefits. Wages, medical expenses and more can be provided once the claim is approved. However, not every claim is clear-cut and disputes are common.
One of the most challenging areas of disagreement is choosing a doctor. Knowing how this is handled and what the employer and employee can do is key. Since these cases can be complicated, it is wise
Continue Reading Addressing concerns about doctor selection under workers’ comp

Certain jobs in Wisconsin have certain inherent dangers. If accidents occur at manufacturing plants or construction sites for instance workers can suffer serious injuries as a result. Workers may suffer broken bones, torn ligaments, loss of limbs, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other types of injuries. These injuries can require significant medical treatment and force the workers to miss time at work.
This can create a very difficult financial situation for the workers in addition to the
Continue Reading How to prepare for a workers’ compensation hearing