Workers in Minnesota have rights that they can exercise when they need to. One of those rights is the ability to file for workers’ compensation after an on-the-job accident leads to injury. Workers’ comp is very important for injured workers because the injuries can prevent them from working, thus keep them from paying their bills and getting the medical care they deserve.
If you have been injured on the job, it is your right to apply for workers’ comp. It is also your right to hire a Minneapolis work comp attorney who will represent your interests by ensuring a strong claim is filed, increasing your chances of not becoming one of the more than 70 percent of people whose initial claims are denied. If the insurance company still doesn’t approve, then the information they want can be provided and a strong appeal made.
Helping You Exercise Your Rights
It is in the best interest of the State of Minnesota that workers receive wage loss replacement and medical benefits, especially since most workers are able to return to work after they recover. Many workers can return to the same field of work, but others take advantage of the vocational training offered by workers’ comp in order to return to work in a different field that still offers them a comparable wage. By putting workers back to work, an economic impact is realized.
The following are things to know when dealing with workers’ comp insurance companies:
- They claim must be promptly investigated
- If the claim is not denied, the payment must begin within two weeks of the injury or of when the employer was made aware.
- If you don’t agree with the denial, it is your right to file an appeal and to obtain an attorney to handle that appeal and all legalities involving the matter. Your attorney can speak on your behalf and get the answers you need.
- If your claim is approved, the insurance company must send you a Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination.
- If you are not satisfied with the insurer’s response, you can involve the Department of Labor and Industry.
- If your claim is approved and you feel the benefits are insufficient, it is possible you’ve been underpaid.
When you have a Minneapolis work comp lawyer working by your side, you receive what many throughout the Twin Cities have received and that’s leverage when facing the insurance company. This increases your chances of receiving benefits as soon as possible.
Helping Clients Throughout The Twin Cities
We have helped clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all through the Twin Cities receive the benefits they deserve. We have helped injured employees that work in construction, manufacturing, law enforcement, steel plants, trucking companies, office buildings, hospitals, and many more get what they need.
Contact A Minneapolis Work Comp Attorney
Minnesota’s workers’ comp law is designed for injured workers’, which means those injured on the job have rights and one of those rights is the ability to file a claim for benefits. Businesses in Minnesota are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance for this reason. However, the insurance companies make the decisions, so it can be difficult to get an approval. In fact, more than 70% of applicants are denied the first time. With the help of experienced attorneys, you can apply for the right benefits within a reasonable amount of time and in a way that improves the chances of approval without appeal. To learn how Fishman, Carp, Bescheinen & Van Berkom, LLC can help you, call 952-546-6000 to schedule a free consultation.