For many people, the fear of getting hurt at work is very real, especially for those that have labor-intensive, physical jobs. It’s a valid fear, too, as this is a person’s livelihood – how they pay their bills and support their families. They may be the only one in the family who works, so the stress to stay healthy and avoid accidents is especially high.
Unfortunately, work accidents are common. If you find yourself the victim of a work injury, it’s important to make sure you understand the workers’ compensation procedure in Wisconsin so you are protected as much as possible. There are numerous steps you need to take if you are entitled to compensation from a workers’ comp claim. The first and arguably the most critical step is to report the incident as soon as possible to your employer so they can report it to their insurance carrier and the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Division. Do not delay or skip this step, as it may negatively affect your health and jeopardize your potential worker’s comp benefits.