A rare spinal injury may occur due to heavy lifting and moving
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by On Behalf of Domer Law, S.C.
1w ago
As a warehouse worker, you know the holiday season is upon you due to the abundant number of packages flooding through the facility. You and some colleagues must work overtime, lifting, moving and carrying loads of packages, some of which weigh up to 100 pounds. Such strenuous work can lead to a number of health hazards and workplace injuries, including lower back pain, ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae and spinal damage. A rare injury such as a cervical hematoma also is possible when damaged tissue or blood vessels lead to the build-up of fluid -- most likely blood – near the spine and push ..read more
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Your body has recovered from your work injury, but have you?
Domer Law | Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Blog
by On Behalf of Domer Law, S.C.
2M ago
The psychological impact of workplace injuries has only recently gained the attention it warrants. Society mainly focuses on physical recovery because that’s the injury we can see. But mental health is as important as physical health. Indeed, poor mental health can cause physical symptoms to develop or worsen. What can we do to heal our minds after a workplace injury and what happens if we believe we are not ready to return to work? Nursing advocacy During your recovery, a nurse advocate is like a combination coach and cheerleader. They are there to make sure you understand and are comfortable ..read more
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Decreasing Work Comp Rates for Employers
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by Charlie Domer
2M ago
Work Comp Rates for Employer Go Down Again. For the seventh year in a row, Wisconsin employers (on average) will be paying less for worker's compensation insurance.  Continuing a trend in recent years, the average work comp premium rates will go down another 8.47% percent after October 1, 2022 (based on the rates approved from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance).  Such a decrease in premium rates is a benefit to employers, and reflects the historical success of the worker's compensation system in Wisconsin. For historical background, the work comp insurance ra ..read more
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Toxic exposure at work can lead to these respiratory diseases
Domer Law | Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Blog
by On Behalf of Domer Law, S.C.
2M ago
Work can take a devastating toll on people's health and well-being, especially if they are exposed to occupational hazards that cause respiratory diseases. Unfortunately, workers across Wisconsin are at risk of suffering common illnesses; some are at a higher risk than others. Common occupational respiratory illnesses As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, some of the most common respiratory illnesses people develop throughout the course of their job include: Asthma Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) Lung cancer Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ..read more
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Construction Site Accidents
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by Tom Domer
2M ago
OSHA indicates construction workers who are hurt on the job miss more time from work than many other workers.  The dangers that result from working in several elevated levels at a work site mean that slip and fall and other work accidents can have severe results. Construction accidents may be different than other kinds of work-related injuries because in addition to worker’s compensation, additional sources of recovery may be possible.  If the worker’s injury is due to someone working for another company such as a subcontractor, the worker may be able to seek additional compensation ..read more
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Delivery Drivers…and the injury risks faced on the job
Domer Law | Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Blog
by Brandon Brown
3M ago
Many workers in Milwaukee have a set place where they do their work, such as a store, restaurant, warehouse, office building or home office. Then there are the jobs that put you on the road all day (or night)--delivery drivers, for example. For delivery drivers, instead of working out of a particular place, they spend most of their time in their trucks. The job-related injuries that delivery drivers face are largely different than what, for example, warehouse workers and nurses deal with everyday, as workers in those industries less frequently experience car accidents on the job. When your wor ..read more
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Charlie Domer named a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year for 2023
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by Britton Domer
3M ago
Lawyer of the Year!: Charlie Domer Charlie Domer was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2023 Lawyer of the Year: Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Law-Claimants.  This is an incredible honor and continued recognition of Charlie's advocacy on behalf of the injured workers of Wisconsin.  Charlie was previously recognized with this honor in 2020 as well!   ..read more
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FAQ: neck injuries and workers’ comp
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by Tom Domer
6M ago
Workplace neck injuries can happen to anyone, in any industry. They can result from lifting, turning or twisting activities, or from an event involving external force or impact – such as a vehicle collision. Injuries can range from minor to catastrophic. As such, there are many factors that determine how any individual workers’ compensation neck claim is treated. In today’s post, we address a few common questions associated with neck injuries and workers’ comp. What symptoms should I look out for? Pain or limited range of motion in the neck are obvious indicators of a neck injury. However, nec ..read more
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What is the statute of limitations period for workers’ comp cases in Wisconsin?
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by Samuel Liverseed
7M ago
An injury on the job will set you back physically, mentally and financially. But knowing that your employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance gives you some sense of comfort, even if it is just a little. One aspect of a workers' comp claim that you should be aware of is the statute of limitations period, which is the time limit within which you must file a claim for benefits. In Wisconsin, a claimant generally has a longer period of time than do claimants in some other states. Still, it's important not to delay any longer than necessary. It depends on the injury: six (6) or twelve (12 ..read more
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New Work Comp Law: Increased Worker Benefits!
Domer Law | Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Blog
by Charlie Domer
8M ago
Governor Signs New Work Comp Law In a win for Wisconsin's injured workers and the entire work comp system, Governor Evers signed a new workers' compensation bill that had been approved by the legislature and submitted from the Worker's Compensation Advisory Council. The new law (2021 Wisconsin Act 232) is effective as of April 10, 2022 and provides for increased benefits for workers, along with some additional statutory changes. Increased Permanency Benefits The new law provides a substantial increase in permanent partial disability benefits for workers.  Permanent partial disability (or ..read more
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