If you have been injured at work, then you must file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. The Workers’ Compensation system is in place so that you are able to support yourself and your family, as well as cover your medical expenses, while you recover from your injuries.
An Experienced Minnesota Work Injury Lawyer
When you have to file for workers’ compensation benefits, one of the worries is about how the claim is going to be handled. This is another reason why a qualified workers’ compensation attorney is needed.
Here are some things that you should do right after you are injured:
- Report the injury as soon as it occurs. It does not matter if the injury seems minor, not reporting it means possibly losing compensation rights.
- Fill out the “First Report of Injury” form at your place of work. In many cases, the employer may try to convince you to not bother the injury or suggest that the form does not need to be filed. All injuries must be reported, no matter how trivial the injury may seem.
- Make sure you ask your employer for a copy of the First Report of Injury for your records.
- See a doctor as soon as possible. Entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits starts with a doctor’s note documenting your injury and that the injury took place at work.
- Keep all receipts, papers, and records of conversations that you have with your doctor and other people involved. Keep track of all of your bills, prescriptions, and even transportation costs.
- Always let your employer know about what is happening in the process. If you are off work for a while, it is a must for you to stay in touch with your employer so they know how the recovery is going.
Contact A Minnesota Workers Compensation Lawyer
If you have been injured at work, the Teplinksy Law Group can help you through the entire process. By having a highly experienced attorney help you through the process, you ensure that you will not miss out on any of the benefits that you are entitled to. To learn more about how we can help you, call 612-465-0320 for a free consultation.