When The Job Itself Causes
Injury Or Illness
There is not always a specific accident or incident you can point to. Everyday job duties and working conditions can take a toll over time, developing into a disabling injury or serious illness.
These injuries, known as occupational diseases, are covered by worker’s compensation. But it can be tricky to prove that your ailments are work-related. Employers and their insurers are often skeptical or downright hostile to such claims.
I am worker’s compensation attorney Law Office of Lisa A. Wiebusch LLC. I have helped workers across Wisconsin qualify for wage benefits and permanent disability benefits for overuse injuries and other occupational disease claims.
Occupational Disease And Repetitive Stress Injuries
The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Division defines occupational disease as a physical or mental condition caused by an appreciable period of work exposure over a period of time. Examples include:
Such injuries and illness can be painful and debilitating. Under worker’s compensation, you are entitled to medical and wage benefits the same as any work injury.