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Why do insurers deny some workers' compensation claims?

There are many reasons that Wisconsin insurers might reject a workers' compensation claim you made. It is entirely conceivable that you could have made a mistake when filling out the complicated paperwork associated with workplace injuries. It would also be possible for something to happen behind the scenes with your employer or your insurer that could have prevented you from receiving the benefits to which you were entitled.

Injuries during work as a freelancer

Workers' compensation is a somewhat complex system but the basics are easy to understand. To summarize: An employer carries special insurance to ensure employees' livelihoods in the case of workplace injury. However, the issues are slightly different for freelance work. 

What are some signs of an unsafe workplace?

If you are looking for employment in Wisconsin, you can save yourself a lot of hassle by being more aware of the conditions in which you may work. Work place accidents occur all the time due to unsafe work environments, so knowing the signs can help keep you away from a job that could be hazardous to your health or safety.

What should I do if I am injured on the job?

Taking the proper steps after being injured on the job in Wisconsin is very important to ensuring your workers' compensation claim is valid. If you fail to make a report within the appropriate time frame, you could end up getting your claim denied. In addition, proper reporting helps to keep records clear and enables your claim to be proven more easily.

Does workers' compensation pay for lost wages?

If you have been injured while at work in Wisconsin, you may feel the impact on your wallet. Being off work while recovering from an injury can be difficult in many ways, but trying to support your family and keep from falling behind financially can create even bigger worries and add more stress to an already difficult situation. Luckily, if you file a workers' compensation claim, you may be able to get payment for lost wages.

OSHA's top four fatal construction hazards

Dangers lurk everywhere on any construction site, but some accidents are more likely to affect a worker than others. According to Safety and Health magazine, a publication of the National Safety Council, in 2016, just four hazards were responsible for over 63 percent of the fatal injuries on construction sites.

How can you stay safe from heat stress while at work?

If you work in construction in Wisconsin, you may know that during the hot summer months it can be exhausting working in the constant heat of the Sun. Failure to protect yourself and follow safety protocols can put you at risk of suffering heat-related illnesses that are otherwise preventable. Fortunately, when you take the time to learn about how you can keep yourself safe from the heat, you may be able to reduce your risk of suffering heat stress.

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