Under Wisconsin worker’s compensation law, claimants whose injuries result in permanent disfigurement may be entitled to additional benefits. In a case that went to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, we successfully argued that although our client had no scars, her limp, which resulted from her work injury, qualified her for disfigurement compensation. The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed and we won an award of $15,000 (plus $5,000 interest) for our client. Learn more about this case here and here.
Unlike most law firms, we have twice gone to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of clients in worker’s compensation cases. We are not shy about trying novel approaches or about committing to the long haul when it’s appropriate.
We are involved in a growing number of worker’s compensation claims involving injury arising from wear and tear over a period of time (as opposed to sudden trauma). One of the larger claims of this sort we have handled resolved for $400,000. If you have a serious chronic physical disability arising even just in part from your job, you may have a legitimate claim worth pursuing. Contact us to discuss your situation.
Other clients include:
- A custodian who damaged her knee through normal wear and tear ($19,000 plus medical expenses)
- A truck driver who damaged his knee through normal wear and tear ($77,000 plus medical expenses)
- A warehouse worker who injured his neck through repetitive lifting
- A construction worker whose arm was crushed by a steel beam
- A factory worker who damaged her shoulder through normal wear and tear (repetitive motion)
- A ceiling tile installer who damaged both hips by walking on stilts for many years
- A concrete worker who injured his back swinging a sledge hammer
- An HVAC technician who damaged multiple joints through normal wear and tear
- A registered nurse who damaged her back lifting patients
- A CAN who injured her back lifting patients, and then broke a hip in a car accident while en route to a defense medical examination
- A waitress who hurt her back in a slip-and-fall accident
- A researcher who contracted brucellosis in a laboratory
- A pool technician whose lungs were damaged by chlorine
- A warehouse worker who broke his pelvis when he fell off a forklift