Eau Claire Workers’ Compensation Attorney & Wisconsin Work Injury Lawyer
Located at the confluence of the exquisite Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, Eau Claire is known for its eclectic arts scene, independent-minded entrepreneurial community, and breathtaking views. From the Eau Claire Jazz Fest and Banbury Art Crawl to the Wisconsin Sport Show, Blue Ox Music Festival, and Gatsby’s Gala, our quaint town offers year-round entertainment that creates ample employment opportunities for the over 65,000 residents, as well as for those living in the surrounding communities, including Altoona, Elk Mound, Seymour, Truax, Carson Park, Mt. Hope Corners, Chippewa Falls, Lake Wissota, Lufkin, and throughout Western Wisconsin.
Eau Claire is also home to a variety of businesses, ranging from larger employers and nationally-owned retailers to numerous locally-owned businesses. Regardless of the type of business, each year numerous employees in Eau Claire and the surrounding communities are injured on the job. When this occurs, injured workers are best served by contacting an Eau Claire worker’s compensation lawyer or work injury attorney for guidance and representation.
At Bartells & Pease, we represent those injured in Eau Claire workplace injuries, helping clients in seeking the full and fair workers’ compensation benefits to which they are rightfully entitled. With decades of experience, we understand the major impacts that a workplace injury can have on a victim and their family. Not only do injured workers often suffer severe physical and mental injuries, which can lead to costly medical expenses, they are also often unable to earn an income, at least temporarily. Further, if an injured worker was the primary breadwinner, this can place their family’s financial security in peril.
Unfortunately, getting the benefits deserved can often be challenging, as many insurance companies attempt to deny valid claims, prematurely end medical treatment, or engage in other unscrupulous practices designed to make it difficult for injured workers to secure the benefits to which they are rightfully entitled. If you or a loved one suffered a work injury, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn how we help injured employees in Eau Claire.
How Much Does an Experienced Eau Claire Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Cost?
As dedicated Eau Claire workers’ compensation attorneys, we represent work injury victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning we are not entitled to a fee unless we secure benefits, compensation, or a settlement on your behalf. Because of statutory limits on attorney fees in workers’ compensation matters, it does not cost any more to hire an experienced Eau Claire workers’ compensation matter with decades of experience than an attorney with significantly less experience.
Who Qualifies for Workers’ Compensation for an Eau Claire Work Injury?
The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act covers almost Wisconsin employees working for a company with three or more workers or who pay over $500 in wages each quarter.
Wisconsin workers’ compensation is a no-fault system providing benefits to employees with work-related injuries and occupational illnesses. These benefits typically include:
- Medical care coverage (e.g., doctor’s visits, surgery, prescription drugs, rehabilitation, long-term care, durable medical equipment, etc.);
- Temporary disability benefits;
- Permanent disability benefits; and/or
- Vocational Rehabilitation.
Wisconsin workers’ compensation is payable for any adverse health condition arising from employment, including (but not limited to):
- On the job injuries;
- Injuries while going to and from work (if occurring on company-owned property);
- Injuries on company steps or company-owned parking lots;
- Injuries while attending to personal needs on work premises;
- Injuries while off company property but still on the job; and
- Employment-related traffic accidents.
How Long Do I Have to Report a Workplace Injury to My Eau Claire Employer?
As a general rule, an injury should be reported immediately, as a delinquent report may cause an employer to suspect that a work accident occurred at home or not at all. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development recommends that employees give notice within thirty days of any injury or within thirty days of the time an individual knows about a disability and its relation to his or her employment. However, if an employer receives a notice within two years, benefits may still be payable.
An employee can provide verbal notification; however, we always recommend providing notice of an injury in writing and including the following:
- Type of injury,
- Location of injury,
- Circumstances surrounding an injury, and
- Need for medical attention.
As a Work Injury Law Firm With Decades of Workers’ Compensation Experience, We Know How to Fight For Your Rights.
At Bartells & Pease, we know how workplace injuries can affect you and your family. With extensive knowledge of the Wisconsin workers’ compensation laws and significant experience handling disputed claims, we stand ready to zealously advocate on your behalf for the maximum benefits and compensation possible, particularly when insurance companies are seeking to dispute the severity of injuries or the entitlement to benefits.
Call today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Eau Claire Work Injury Attorney – No Fee Unless Benefits or Compensation Secured.
 Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eau_Claire,_Wisconsin#Arts_and_culture.
 Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Guide, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/wc/WKC-7580.htm.