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Can I Get Workers Comp if Laid Off with a Back Injury?

In Wisconsin if laid off with a back injury you can get workers compensation under some circumstances. Here is a common scenario. It can be a man or woman, but in this case let's call our worker Jack. Jack has worked in the trades for years and gained a lot of experience and knowledge of how to get things done the right way. Unfortunately, as a by-product of those years on the job, Jack also acquired a bad back. Jack self-treats for awhile, getting up early to slam some Advil but always going in. His spouse has lived with Jack's back injury for years too and she finally gets him to see a doctor. Jack may get some physical therapy, meds or even injections, but he doesn't put the bills on workers comp or make a claim. Even though Jack and his wife know damn well the back didn't start to hurt on its own or while Jack watched football on Sundays. Time goes by, Jack gets older and guys on the job notice he can't do everything he used to in a physical sense. But that's ok because his experience makes things work easier and better for everyone, something the bosses know and appreciate as well. At some point its clear that Jack is more of a foreman or superintendent on site, but he doesn't have the title or pay. But that's fine, there's a lot of work and its good to have a guy like Jack around, especially when times are busy.

Wisconsin Worker's Compensation and Coronavirus COVID-19

Our office is not representing or advising workers concerning Coronavirus COVID-19. Because people have asked us questions, we can restate what the State of Wisconsin is advising. For more information, please contact the State of Wisconsin DWD at (608) 266-1340.

How to work outdoors in extreme heat

With the hot summer season right around the corner, you may not be looking forward to working outdoors. However, if your job calls for it, it's critical that you prepare accordingly. With the right approach, you can maintain your safety all while completing your job as required.

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