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Retired Judge Says Medical Examiners Often Favored Employers in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Employers and workers’ compensation insurers hire independent medical examiners (IMEs) to review workers’ compensation claims and help determine if a worker should receive benefits. Unfortunately, IMEs tend to favor the employer and not the worker, according to retired administrative law judge Joe Schaeve, who spent 30 years hearing workers’ compensation…

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2017 Saw Several Attacks on Your Civil Justice Protections

The December issue of the PKSD newsletter, You Should Know, usually focuses on some of the greatest victories for civil justice in the past year. However, for the December 2017 edition, we focused on the unprecedented number of attacks on your civil justice protections, in the form of rule changes…

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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering in My Personal Injury Case?

If you sustained an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for various damages, including physical and emotional pain and suffering. That said, calculating the value of your pain and suffering damages is harder than for easily proven damages, such as…

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Punitive Damages in Wisconsin Personal Injury Cases

Most forms of compensation in a personal injury lawsuit are intended to compensate you for damages you suffered because of your injuries, such as medical expenses and lost income. However, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. These damages are not meant to compensate you but punish the at-fault…

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PKSD Newsletter: Tips on Avoiding Common Household Dangers

In the October issue of PKSD’s newsletter, You Should Know, our attorneys explain the importance of doing a Fall safety check to help avoid three of the most common household dangers: fires, falls and firearms. These dangers often cause unintentional injuries that lead to tens of thousands of deaths each…

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Wisconsin?

The statute of limitations is the time limit in which a lawsuit must be filed. If this time limit expires, you will lose your right to bring a case against the at-fault party and recover compensation for your pain and suffering. Our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers can advise you of…

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How Do I Prove My Injury Was Caused By Negligence?

A personal injury claim can be an effective method for recovering compensation for the pain and suffering you endured because of another’s actions. However, in most situations, you must be able to prove that your injury was caused by the at-fault party’s negligence in order to file a claim. This…

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Comparative Negligence in Wisconsin

Like many states, Wisconsin uses comparative negligence as a standard to determine each party’s liability in an accident caused by negligence. Unfortunately, comparative negligence is often used by insurance companies and their attorneys to place an unfair amount of blame on the victim. At PKSD, our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have…

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Damages Awarded in Wisconsin Personal Injury Cases

When you are injured because of another’s negligence, you can seek compensation from the at-fault party by filing a personal injury claim. Personal injury encompasses several categories of negligence claims. Each state imposes its own statutes and limitations on various personal injury claims and the damages a victim can be…

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Frequently Asked Questions for Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another’s negligence, you may need the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will provide you valuable legal guidance that will protect the validity of your claim against an insurance company, while possibly maximizing its value….

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