The purpose of the workers' compensation system is to allow both employers and employees to quickly settle claims related to work-related injuries and avoid a lengthy court process. Many workers in Wisconsin who become injured in connection with their jobs are eligible to claim workers' compensation benefits. However, just because you sustain an injury on the job, it does not automatically follow that you should receive workers' compensation.
Not every job is inherently dangerous, as we at the Lein Law Offices understand. Anyone can be injured or suffer a job-related illness, regardless of where they work. Therefore, thousands of people every year are killed in work-related accidents, and millions more are injured or become ill on the job. You and other Wisconsin residents may be interested in learning about the upcoming Workers Memorial Day.
Like thousands of other employees in Wisconsin, you are out facing the daily grind to make a good life for yourself. However, not every work environment is beneficial to you. You could be injured at work in an unsafe environment or slowly develop disease over time. At Lein Law Offices, we work to help you overcome these hurdles.
Wisconsin construction workers like you often put yourself at risk just to do your job. Between the heavy machinery, dangerous equipment, and high scaffolding, the potential for accidents could lurk around any corner.
As a worker in Wisconsin, your job and environment have a heavy impact on your health. Sometimes, incidents at your workplace or the overall environment or means of your job may cause you to suffer from injury or illness. Lein Law Offices, attorneys at law, are here to help.
The Husky oil refinery explosion and fire in Superior, Wisconsin, caused alarm throughout the Duluth-Superior region. After the fire was contained, the company received more than 1,000 claims from people affected by the fire. While there were no fatalities, 21 people were injured in the accident.
Mayors in Superior and Duluth are asking Husky Energy to stop using hydrogen fluoride, a highly corrosive chemical that could have formed toxic vapor clouds had a storage tank been damaged in last week's explosion.
When a Husky Energy oil refinery tank in Superior, Wisconsin erupted in flames on April 26, 2018 after several rapid explosions, a roiling black cloud was seen drifting over the surrounding area. There were concerns whether or not the facilities hydrogen fluoride tanks would be breached. Thankfully they maintained their integrity and only one tank of asphalt was pierced which was the source of the pitch dark, noxious cloud spreading over the facility and surrounding area.
Worker's compensation, which is often called "workers' comp" is a system set up by the state to compensate workers who are injured or sickened on the job. Nearly all employees are covered, although there are separate systems for employees of the federal government and people in certain industries.