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Some Wisconsin workers have grave injury compensation issues

One of the few comforts available to workers injured on the job is the expectation that one's employer will look after their needs during recovery. Workers' compensation laws, on the books in Wisconsin for a century, theoretically guarantee employees' rights to financial help while recovering for work-related health problems. But the guarantee does not always relieve workers' concerns.

Understanding disability benefits and workers' compensation

If you were seriously injured on the job, it is likely that the first place you turned for financial relief was workers' compensation. Many workers know about their right to compensation for an injury at work, but they are less well-versed on what happens when an injury becomes a permanent disability.

Medical issues resulting from a crush injury

Typically, crush injuries happen when someone is caught between two objects that are either very heavy or that put a terrific amount of force on a specific body part. For instance, crush injuries could happen at work when a worker gets his or her arm stuck in a machine or is struck by a vehicle.

America's most dangerous jobs: The top 10

You have probably heard repeatedly that the construction industry is the most dangerous profession. While it does carry a high degree of risk, part of the reason for the high numbers of total injuries and fatalities is just that the industry itself is huge. The more workers you have, the more likely it is that someone will get hurt.

Tips for using heavy machinery safely

The dangers of heavy machinery often seem clear to someone who is encountering the machine for the first time, but it's all too easy to get complacent. When a company has been using the same machine for years or even decades, are workers still as aware of the dangers? Are employers willing to let safety regulations slide, never having experienced a problem before?

Lawmakers urged to update worker's comp system in Wisconsin

Lawmakers have been urged to update the worker's compensation system in the state of Wisconsin by close to 400 employers. Almost 400 petitions were delivered by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) to the state's lawmakers.

How do I prevent construction site accidents in Milwaukee?

Do you work in the construction industry? If so, this post will be one of the most important ones you will read. You've likely heard of every safety tip out there for working on construction sites. Despite this, we are going to provide you with safety tips for preventing construction site accidents. You can't hear these tips enough when it comes to your safety and livelihood.

How do I file a workers' compensation claim in Wisconsin?

Being hurt while on the job is never an easy situation to be in. You could find yourself out of work for an extended period, which can leave you in a tight financial situation. There are ways to fix your situation, including filing for workers' compensation. So, how do you file a workers' compensation claim in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin manufacturer facing fines for various violations

A Wisconsin manufacturer is facing fines for various violations and worker injuries. The company in question manufactures steel pipes and tubes. The company has been identified as Felker Brothers Corp. It faces fines totaling more than $110,000 from the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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