Workers Compensation



Wisconsin Work Injury Lawyers

Working people are the backbone of this country and the office of Egan & Richgels, S.C. has more than 30 years of experience helping injured workers get the benefits and compensation they need. Our services are available to people in La Crosse and the surrounding parts of western Wisconsin, as well as Winona and the surrounding parts of southeast Minnesota. We have a long record of achieving success for people like you.

Workers’ comp benefits are often much more complicated than they seem on the surface. The amount of money an injured employee can receive is determined by state law. Different rules apply to federal employees, maritime workers/seamen and independent contractors. Compensation is based on the length of time the worker is out of work, their average weekly wage and their percentage of permanent disability.

Certain types of injuries, specifically head injuries and injuries to the trunk of the body, may be eligible for additional compensation for loss of earning capacity. Our knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and procedure means that we are able to identify every way to maximize your compensation.

What Line of Work Were You Injured In?

Our lawyers can help:

  • Construction workers
  • Factory workers
  • Medical Services providers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Industrial workers

We help people who have suffered on-the-job brain injuries, burn injuries, back and neck injuries, and wrongful death, as well as workers who have been injured because of exposure to toxic chemicals or experienced emotional or mental illness.

Third-Party Claims

The benefits provided by workers’ compensation are limited. In most cases, there is no provision regarding compensation for pain and suffering. The benefits that are provided are minimal. This is why it is important to explore other avenues of compensation where the potential for recovery is much larger.

When a third party — a party other than the employer or co-employee — is responsible for or shares responsibility for causing the workplace accident, a third-party personal injury claim may be filed. Examples of culpable third parties include equipment manufacturers, subcontractors, property owners and motor vehicle drivers. If there is an opportunity to pursue additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim, we will find it and take advantage of it.

On-the-Job Car Accidents

Car accidents are among the most common third-party claims. If an auto accident takes place when the victim is driving as part of their work, they may be able to pursue workers’ compensation. They also may be able to get additional compensation by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. We are skilled at resolving these complex cases.

Call for Justice — Starting With a Free Consultation

We only charge a fee if we are successful in getting you justice and compensation.

To discuss your case with a La Crosse workers’ compensation attorney for free, call us toll free at 800-381-0963. You can also send us an e-mail.

Egan & Richgels, S.C.
201 Main Street, Suite 1010
La Crosse, WI 54601
Toll Free 800-381-0963
Local 608-784-0087
Fax: 608-881-6688
Email | La Crosse Law Office

Gregory J. Egan is Certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.