Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law is in place for a reason and that reason is to make sure workers injured on the job have medical care to take care of the injury and monetary benefits to replace their lost wages. This compensation can be temporary or it can be long-term, depending on the nature of the injury.
Unfortunately, obtaining that compensation can be difficult because the work comp insurance companies and the businesses want to look out for their bottom lines. This means that an effort may be made to discredit the claim of the injured worker. This can make dealing with the insurance company very difficult. With the help of an experienced Minneapolis workers’ comp lawyer, some of that burden is lifted off of your shoulders and the odds of getting the benefits you need are increased.
Know What You Are Entitled To
It is important to have an attorney in your corner because there are so many moving parts to workers’ compensation. For instance, you may not know what set of benefits you are entitled to. Your attorney will evaluate your situation to determine which long-term or short-term benefit type you should pursue.
The following are the benefits for workers’ compensation that are received for a specified period of time:
- A percentage of your lost wages, depending on the insurance your company carries
- Benefits for permanent disability
- Medical benefits that pay for the treatment of the workplace injury
- Vocational rehabilitation services that can ensure you return to work when the injury prevents a return to the previous position
- Dependent or spousal benefits if the worker died from their workplace injuries
With these benefits, you are able to put your energy into your recovery instead of worrying about how you are going to make ends meet.
Helping You Get The Benefits You Deserve
You may only need benefits for a short while or you may be permanently injured and need them indefinitely. Your Minneapolis workers’ comp attorney will evaluate your situation to determine what benefits are going to help you as you travel the road to recovery. Even if you don’t completely recover, the vocational rehabilitation services can get you back to earning a meaningful wage that will return you to the financial standing you became accustomed to at your former position.
Just make sure you document everything so you can provide as much information as possible about the accident and the resulting injuries. The stronger your case, the higher the chances of the claim being approved.
Contact A Minneapolis Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Individuals throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all of the Twin Cities are using workers’ comp benefits to help them get back on their feet after a work injury. If you have been injured on the job and have not yet filed a workers’ comp claim, you may be able to file. If your claim has been denied, you can fight that denial so you can obtain the benefits that you deserve. To learn more about how Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen & Van Berkom, LTD can help you, call today at 952-546-6000 to schedule a free consultation.