If you have been injured on the job in Wisconsin, you likely have a lot of questions. Some of the most common questions include:
What are my Rights as an Employee in Wisconsin?
When it comes to an injury at work, it is important to know your rights. In 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 do I do if I am Injured on the Job in Wisconsin?
In order to recover the compensation you deserve after an accident, there are some important steps to take. After your injury, be sure to:
- Inform your employer of your accident 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 been injured at work in Wisconsin, reach out to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney today. Our firm is here to help.
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.