Retraining and Loss of Earning Capacity
If you have been injured at work in Wisconsin and your doctor has placed permanent restrictions on you that prevent you from returning to work for your old employer, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits for retraining or loss of earning capacity.
At the law firm of Stafford, Neal & Soule, S.C., our Madison work injury compensation attorneys are dedicated to making sure injured workers get all of the benefits they are legally entitled to. For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer about your work injury claim, contact us today.
Unable to Return to Your Job? You May Be Eligible for Benefits.
Everyone who suffers permanent consequences from a workplace injury is entitled to permanent partial disability benefits, but if your injuries have caused you to lose your job, you may need much more to get back on your feet, and you may be eligible for the following:
- Retraining: If it is possible to restore your earning capacity through training in a new trade or profession, your employer may be required to pay for that retraining. You should definitely at least explore this option before accepting a payment for lost earning capacity.
- Loss of earning capacity: If your circumstances are such that you are not able to regain your earning capacity through retraining, you may be entitled to additional payments to compensate you for the permanent impact of your injuries on your future earnings.
Call Our Respected Wisconsin Workers' Compensation Lawyers
Attorney David L. Weir — a member of our firm — was one of the authors of the current Wisconsin state statute on work injury retraining. We have an in-depth knowledge of the legal standards and procedures affecting claims for retraining and lost earning capacity.
If a work injury has made it impossible for you to return to your job, don't lose your opportunity to get the maximum workers' compensation benefits available to you. To discuss your options, call us today at 608-251-6045 or send us an e-mail.