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Worker's Compensation Handbook
  • AK0092
  • 978-1-57862-257-3

640+ pp.; 7th ed. 2013
(includes 2016-2017 supplement)

Worker’s Comp Cases Don’t Have to be a Trial

When a workplace injury or illness strikes, you’ll be ready to advise your clients on their rights and responsibilities with help from the Worker’s Compensation Handbook.

It’s an essential resource for any lawyer who represents employees or employers in worker’s comp cases – including corporate counsel and practitioners of employment, personal injury, and insurance law.

The Handbook thoroughly explains the fundamentals of worker’s comp law and practice, including:

  • Liability
  • Injury definitions
  • Benefits
  • Penalties
  • Claims
  • Settlements
  • Appeals
  • DWD Worker’s Compensation Division policies

You’ll also find insightful analysis into common and not-so-common worker’s comp situations, such as:

  • How an injured worker becomes entitled to statutory benefits
  • How to proceed in an administrative hearing
  • What constitutes a prima facie case for defending against claims

Additional materials in the book’s appendices include:

  • Annotated text of the Worker’s Compensation Act
  • More than 30 sample forms
  • Checklists
  • Mileage rates
  • And much more!

Supplements keep you updated

The 2016-17 supplement includes the latest legislative developments and court rulings, such as:

  • Passage of 2015 Wis. Act 180, amending Wis. Stat. ch. 102
  • Amendments to the statute concerning effects of a worker’s drug or alcohol use on benefits payment
  • New statute of limitation for claims based on traumatic injury
  • Amended statutes dealing with how a worker’s suspension or termination due to misconduct or substantial fault affects temporary disability benefits
  • New statutory provision concerning liability apportionment for permanent disability benefits

An important addition to your law library

Work out the kinks in your next case with guidance from the Worker’s Compensation Handbook. Order yours today!

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