Workers Compensation




Workers Compensation Lawsuit

In most states, a worker injured by the intentional action of his or her employer can sue the employer for the harm in addition to filing for worker's compensation. Workers compensation lawsuit can arise due to actions deliberate employer behavior triggering assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress or known exposure to hazardous conditions.

Some exceptions to the exclusive remedy of workers compensation exist.

Because these vary widely from state to state, seek advice from a workers’ compensation attorney familiar with your jurisdiction. To learn whether you can bring a Workers compensation lawsuit for your work injury or industrial disease in addition to or instead of filing a workers compensation claim, consult a lawyer at Menard & Menard Law Firm Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Worker's Compensation Services

Back & Neck Injuries

Joint Injuries

Low Back Injuries

No-Fault Injuries

Occupational Injuries

History and Origin

In 1911 Wisconsin became the first state in the nation to put a broad, constitutionally valid workers compensation system into operation. The idea of workers compensation has its origins in Germany in the early 1800s. The industrial revolution brought dangerous new workplaces into existence such as railroads, factories, and mines with accompanying increases in injuries, deaths and new work-related diseases. Social and political sympathy for the common worker grew and led to the enactment of early workers’ compensation legislation.

Workers compensation laws protect people who are injured on the job. They are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses.