If you are injured at work, you may believe your compensation is limited to that which is paid under the Worker’s Compensation laws of the State of Wisconsin. However, when a worker is injured by someone who is not an employer or co-employee additional compensation may be available. Additionally, compensation may be available for defective work machinery.
Pursuing a third-party worker’s compensation claim is similar to a personal injury claim. However, in settling a third-party worker’s compensation claim, the law specifically sets forth the manner of distribution of the funds. After your attorney is compensated, you will receive one-third of the balance. Then, your employer’s worker’s compensation carrier is reimbursed for any compensation it has already paid. Any balance then remaining after reimbursing the worker’s compensation insurance company is yours, to be used to pay future medical bills relating to the third-party claim.
To know whether you are due further compensation, call our office. Tlusty & Kennedy, S.C. have skilled personal injury attorneys know precisely the questions to ask to determine whether you have additional claims against a third party. They are able to give you an idea of the extent of those claims, and will represent you vigorously to receive the total compensation you deserve. We can be reached at 715-359-3188 or 800-662-5432. We’re here to help.