Have a worker’s compensation injury?

Still at work but working with restrictions? A common problem for such workers is an employer requesting that the employee work beyond their restrictions. This problem was highlighted in a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals case.

The employer, a grocer, had a cake decorator who developed carpal tunnel syndrome. The cake decorator’s doctor gave her permanent restrictions. Continue reading

Powers Of Attorney For Health Care

I know I’ve written on this subject many times before, but I wanted to bring it up again. This past weekend I read an excellent article in the New Yorker magazine about end of life issues. It was written by a practicing surgeon and physician, Atul Gawande, who regularly writes well informed articles on health issues. Continue reading

Unemployment Insurance

Losing your job is bad enough without having to go through the difficulties of dealing with unemployment insurance bureaucracy. But, you must and should file for unemployment benefits after losing your job or having a substantial reduction in hours. Some may think they shouldn’t because it is just too much of a hassle, they are ashamed of being fired or their buddy told them they wouldn’t qualify. Wrong. Continue reading