There are few things worse than sustaining a serious injury, especially when it impacts your ability to work, as you and your family most likely depend on your paycheck. Fortunately, if you are someone who has sustained an injury on the job in Wisconsin, there is a very good chance that you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits will provide you with the financial assistance you need to recuperate. Please continue reading and speak with the experienced team at AllianceMeds to learn more about the rights and responsibilities of injured workers in the state of Wisconsin. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What are my rights as an injured worker in Wisconsin?
If you are someone who has sustained a serious work-related injury in the state of Wisconsin, you have the following rights:
- You have the right to receive workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of which party caused the injury or whose fault the injury is. That being said, if it is proven that you either injured yourself intentionally, injured yourself while voluntarily participating in off-duty activities, or you were injured during fighting or fooling around on the job, you most likely will not be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
- You have a right to a first and second choice of doctors licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin. In certain cases, if an insurance carrier reaches a mutual agreement, you may receive treatment from an out-of-state or third-choice doctor.
- You have a right to receive medical treatment that is reasonable to the type of work-related injury or illness.
- You have a right to confidentiality–everyone on the job does not have to know why you are out and what happened.
- You have a right to seek medical assistance from another doctor if it is either for emergency treatment, upon referral from the original choice of doctors, or within the same partnership/clinic as the originally-selected doctor.
What am I required to do if I am injured on the job in Wisconsin?
After sustaining an injury on the job, you must:
- Inform your employer of immediately
- Receive reasonable medical or surgical treatment. If the treatment may endanger your life or limbs, however, you may refuse.
- Tell the doctors exactly how the injury occurred.
- Submit to reasonable examinations scheduled by the insurance carrier.
- Tell the insurance carrier if your income changes.
- Tell the insurance carrier how they can reach you.
If you have become the victim of an on the job injury, it may be beneficial to speak with an attorney and the doctor that is treating you to determine how to make the process as easy as possible. AllianceMeds understands that a workplace accident can be challenging and is here to help. We will deliver your medication to your door using overnight delivery and cover any out of pocket expenses that may arise. If you have any questions about how we can help, contact AllianceMeds today.