What are the Ways to Get a Compensation from a Power Outage in Milwaukee?

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Have You Experienced Loss from a Power Outage in Milwaukee?

In Milwaukee, WE Energies is your power and gas provider. As the local monopoly, they set the standard for power bills and what can be compensated if you experience a loss related to your power utility. For example, a might result in damaged equipment, food loss, or even lost income from an extended inability to work from home.

However, their helpful customer-facing website mentions compensation for none of these losses. In fact, the only mention of damage relates to your responsibility to maintain the metering equipment. The good news is that you're not on your own. DoNotPay can help, WE Energies is still liable for losses even without handy online policies.

How to Check for a Milwaukee Power Outage

If you are experiencing a power outage right now and want to know how widespread it is, you can check on the WE Energies, you can check the live map.

WE Energies Outage Map

Does WE Energy Offer Loss Compensation for Outages?

Officially, no. WE Energies does not mention loss compensation for damaged equipment, food loss, or outage income loss anywhere on their website. It's not in the FAQ, the customer service area, or information on your power bill. They do have some friendly advice on power outage safety, but no suggestion that they make it a policy to approve requests for compensation when their power outages cost you money.

How to Seek Compensation for Power Outage Damages

Types of Power Outage Damage

  1. Food Loss after 4+ hour outages
  2. Damaged AC Capacitor from a power surge
  3. Personal injury from a power surge
  4. Loss of Income from being unable to work at home
Report a Milwaukee Power OutageIf you are currently experiencing a power outage and especially if you don't see it on the map, you can report it to WE Energies through their report page. Head to the Current Outage page and fill out the small form with your location and phone number to file an outage report.
Contact WE Energies Customer ServiceTo request that WE Energies compensate your power outage losses, you'll need to choose a customer service line. They can be reached by phone or through postal mail.
  • Phone: 800-242-9137
  • Mailing Address:

Customer service

WE Energies

Attn: Customer service

PO Box 2046

Milwaukee, WI 53201-2046

File a Homeowner's Insurance ClaimFor food loss or property and equipment damage caused by a recent power outage, your homeowner's insurance policy may provide coverage. Head over to your account page or call your insurance agent to find out if you have coverage for either event. You will most likely have coverage for equipment damage from a freak power surge, and many policies have either $500 or $1000 coverage for outage food loss
Sue WE Energies for Your Loss AmountIf you lost income or face losses not covered by homeowners insurance, you can also take WE Energies to court for damages. With thorough proof of your losses, like past paychecks or messages from frustrated clients, you may be able to recoup the hours or days you were unable to work from home.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Recover Losses from a Power Outage in Milwaukee

Because WE Energies does not make it easy, it can take a lot of time and energy to recover your losses from a . Fortunately, you don't have to face it alone. DoNotPay can take on the phone calls, emails, and legal documents necessary to claim your losses.

WE Energies serves over 2.2 million customers, and they can afford to cover the financial losses they caused in your household. We can help hold them to the legal liability of local equipment failure or failure to promptly repair the local power network. Just tell us when and where the outage took place and documents establishing your loss so we can help you take care of the rest.

How to Get Compensation for an Outage Using DoNotPay:

If you want to get compensation for an outage but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 9 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Outage Refunds product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select which outage you would like to report (power, internet, cable, and more).

  3. Select your energy provider and enter your account number.

  4. Indicate when the outage started and how long it lasted.

  5. Verify your account information.

  6. If you want to be reimbursed for losses related to a power outage, choose whether you want to be reimbursed for personal injuries, damaged property, or both.

  7. Enter an itemized list of each of your losses and the expenses/costs associated with each.

  8. Upload documents or photographic evidence that proves your losses. Also, add the names of any witnesses who can attest to your losses if possible.

  9. Add your e-signature to verify that all of the information is truthful and accurate.

DoNotPay Outage Loss Recovery Works with Any Company, Anywhere

The DoNotPay outage recovery service isn't limited just to your Milwaukee residence or WE Energies. We can help you with outage losses through any utility provider and in any city in the US.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

We make it our business to make your life easier. Many DoNotPay services can save you time and money this year! Here are a few more ways we can take the tedious work off your shoulders so you can focus on what really matters.

Don't let big monopoly power companies push you around or force you to soak expenses caused by their mistakes. DoNotPay can help you get compensation for Milwaukee power outage losses.

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