Our Worker’s Compensation Defense Lawyers Can Help Protect Your Business
Skilled attorneys guard Wisconsin employers against questionable claims
When one of your workers becomes injured or ill while in the workplace, they may be eligible for worker’s compensation. Workers in Wisconsin are entitled to benefits even if your company was not negligent or at fault. In fact, employees can usually recover benefits even when they were directly responsible for the accident. Unfortunately, workers often abuse this system and ferreting out those claims is important. There are exceptions to worker’s compensation liability and Zilske Law Firm S.C. uses those exceptions to protect your company. Additionally, we work to reduce the cost of the employee’s claim by questioning the validity and severity of the injury.
Understanding defenses to worker’s comp claims
As experienced worker’s comp attorneys, we help defend businesses from employee benefits claims by demonstrating that:
- There is a non-work-related cause of the injury.
- The injury occurred while the employee was intoxicated.
- The injury was preexisting or partially preexisting.
- The actual cause of the injury was horseplay.
- The extent of the injury is overstated.
- The injury does not exist at all.
We are resolved to defend your company vigorously in settlement negotiations and in litigation.
Using experts to bolster your defense
Zilske Law Firm S.C. works with a variety of experts when building your defense and again during trial. Medical experts help us evaluate the true nature of the worker’s alleged injuries. Financial experts help determine what a worker’s medical care should truly cost. Vocational experts assist in evaluating how an injury has affected an employee’s ability to work and earn a living. When a worker’s injury is covered by worker’s compensation, we use this information to help you reach an outcome that minimizes your payout to the injured worker.
Recovering from other parties
If your worker’s injury was caused by another person, company or contractor, you may be able to bring a claim against that company to compensate you for the benefits you had to pay your worker. This is known as subrogation. Our attorneys help businesses recover damages from all responsible parties.
Contact our experienced worker’s compensation defense attorneys.
From our Brookfield, Wisconsin office, Zilske Law Firm S.C. helps employers throughout Wisconsin defend worker’s compensation claims and appeals. To schedule a consultation with a dedicated worker’s compensation attorney, call 262-796-2400 or contact us online.