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In Wisconsin, your employer cannot force you to use their preferred doctor. Workplace injury and workers’ compensation laws say you get to choose your physician. Receiving a second opinion could change your life forever.
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WMG makes sure injured employees receive the medical treatment and full benefits they are entitled to. The medical doctors and orthopedic physical therapists at Wisconsin Medical Group treat injuries related to falls, repetitive stress injuries, lacerations, overexertion, and all other work-related accidents.
You are not obligated to accept a company or health clinic doctor’s diagnosis. You are allowed to switch workers' compensation doctors to one that you prefer. If you’re currently facing a workers’ compensation case and feel you’ve been misdiagnosed, our Milwaukee area medical specialists will provide an accurate, professional second opinion. We make sure all our patients receive the proper diagnosis and treatment necessary for maximum recovery. Visit our second opinions page to learn more or schedule an appointment today.
The workers’ compensation claims process is a tangle of complexity many clinicians don’t do well with. The entire staff at WMG understands the importance of meticulous documentation and communication throughout the entire workers’ compensation claims process. Having an experienced medical witness and comprehensive medical records will help your claim. We keep medical records well-organized, and deliver paperwork and required documentation directly to your comp claims adjuster and employers.
The professional staff at Wisconsin Medical Group provides medical treatment for all types of workers’ comp injuries. Each patient is a unique case requiring accurate diagnosis and unique treatment based on maximum recovery in the shortest time frame. Regardless of your injury, we will get you out of pain and back to working order. Common work-related injuries include:
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides medical and wage benefits to people who are injured or become ill at work. The coverage only lasts for the duration of the work absence. Coverage is mandated by each state and the wage and medical benefits vary by state.
Workers’ compensation in Wisconsin covers medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs for employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job. It also pays death benefits to families of employees who are killed on the job. The Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau (WCRB) is responsible for the classification of employers and rates of plans.
The first step to filing a workers’ compensation claim in Wisconsin is making sure to report your injury to your employer. Your employer is then responsible for reporting your injury/illness to their insurance carrier or claims administrator. That will then get reported to the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Division. In the meantime, you should seek medical attention so as to not negatively affect your health or jeopardize your potential workers’ compensation benefits. You should maintain all relevant medical and payment records during the process for future use. Allow us to help you through the process of the claim. We handle all records, paperwork, and documentation for you so your only worry is to get better.
A workers' compensation doctor is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries that occurred at the workplace. These physicians are knowledgeable about the claims process and can help injured workers collect the information and paperwork they need.
You should see a workers' compensation doctor as early as possible after your workplace injury. The sooner you schedule an appointment with a doctor, the more accurate your diagnosis and treatment will be.
In Wisconsin, you can choose your own workers’ compensation doctor. Your employer can’t force you to use their preferred doctor. You could get a second opinion from a physician of your choice.
After the IME, the physician will send their observations to the insurance company. The insurance company will contact you about the results and inform you of the status of your workers' compensation claim. If your claim is approved you will begin to collect benefits for the duration of your work-preventing injuries. If your claim is denied you have the option to submit an appeal to dispute the denial with your insurance company.
The most common workplace injury is a sprain, strain, or tear according to the most recent data provided by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. The most common strain in the workplace involves the back or neck, caused by improper lifting and/or carrying of heavy objects.
References: Workers' Compensation Insurance. Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (2021) | Workers' Compensation. Wisconsin Statute 102.01 (2022) |