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Milwaukee Workers’ Compensation Doctor

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.

In 2022 over
58,900work-related injuries
& illnesses reported by employers in WI

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.

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Wisconsin Medical Group

Personal & Work Injury Treatment at 5 Locations

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Second Opinions for Workers' Compensation

According to the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act, employees in Wisconsin have the right to select their own doctor for treatment following a work-related injury. This provision is aimed at empowering injured workers to make informed decisions about their medical care.

As an injured worker in Wisconsin, you retain the right to seek a second opinion from a healthcare provider of your choice. You are not obligated to accept a diagnosis from a company or health clinic doctor. If you believe you've been misdiagnosed or wish to switch workers' compensation doctors, our team of medical specialists in the Milwaukee area is here to assist you. We prioritize accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans to ensure your maximum recovery.

Schedule an appointment with us today for your professional second opinion.
Injured worker falls off a ladder and hurts his leg, ankle, and hip
Injured workers file a workers' compensation claim to get the medical attention they deserve

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Milwaukee

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.

Contact us to get started on your workers' compensation claim today.

Common Workers’ Comp Injuries

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:

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Number & Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries and Illnesses in Wisconsin – 2022

Wisconsin Workplace Injury Statistics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there have been 59,900 nonfatal work-related injuries and illnesses reported by employers in the private industry of Wisconsin in 2022. 3 out of every 100 full-time employees in Wisconsin faced a work-related injury or illness. This is higher than the national average of 2.7 out of every 100 full-time employees. Private industries with the highest rates include manufacturing, transportation, and education & health services.

Number & Rate of Nonfatal Work Injuries and Illnesses in Wisconsin – 2022

Number (In Thousands)
Rate per 100 Full-Time Employees(1)
Total Cases (2)

Manufacturing Cases
Transportation Cases
Education & Health Services Cases
*All stats from  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 


(1) Incidence rates represent the number of injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers and were calculated as: (N/EH) x 200,000 where N = number of injuries and illnesses; EH = total hours worked by all employees during the calendar year; and 200,000 = base for 100 equivalent full-time workers (working 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year).
(2) Excludes farms with fewer than 11 employees.

If you have suffered a work-related injury in Wisconsin, contact WMG today.

What is workers' Compensation?

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.

What does workers' comp cover in Wisconsin?

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.

How do I file a workers' compensation claim in Wisconsin?

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.

What is a workers' compensation doctor?

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.

When should I see a workers' compensation doctor?

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.

Can I choose my workers' compensation doctor in Wisconsin?

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.

What happens after a workers' comp IME (Independent Medical Exam)?

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.

What is the most common workplace injury?

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.

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Visit us at any of our 5 Locations:

Northwest Milwaukee doctor's office
Northwest Milwaukee

7708 W Good Hope Rd. #7
Milwaukee WI, 53223

Northeast Milwaukee doctor's office

5150 N. Port Washington Rd. #220
Glendale, WI 53217

Downtown Milwaukee doctor's office
Downtown Milwaukee

613 N 36th St. Suite #300
Milwaukee WI, 53208

West Allis doctor's office
West Allis

8800 W Lincoln Avenue #100
West Allis, WI 53227

Bay View doctor's office
Bay View

2121 S. Kinnickinnic Ave #3
Milwaukee, WI 53207

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References: Workers' Compensation Insurance. Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (2021) | Workers' Compensation. Wisconsin Statute 102.01 (2022) |