Enacted to protect working men, women, and families, Wisconsin Statute 102 and the Department of Workforce Development Chapter 80 provide coverage for virtually any injury that an employee may suffer in the workplace, with few exceptions. A portion of Wisconsin Statute 102.03 states the following:
102.03 Conditions of liability. (1)
Liability under this chapter shall exist against an employer only where the following conditions concur:
(a) Where the employee sustains an injury.
(b) Where, at the time of the injury, both the employer and employee are subject to the provisions of this chapter.
(c) 1. Where, at the time of the injury, the employee is performing service growing out of and incidental to his or her employment…”
Of course this is an abbreviated part of the statute and yes it is as broad as it is inclusive. Right now perhaps you are wondering why, if the statute is so broad and inclusive, was your claim for Worker’s Compensation claim denied? Unfortunately while the statute is broad and straightforward the motives of Worker’s Compensation Insurance companies often are not. Every day good claims are turned down and claimants are denied needed Worker’s Compensation coverage because insurers tend to engage in a sort of gamesmanship. If you are attempting to navigate the claim process I would urge that you find Counsel either with my Office or with many other qualified Worker’s Compensation Attorneys in Southeastern Wisconsin.