In Minnesota, it is against the law to operate a business without worker’s compensation insurance. When a claim is filed, there are many work comp insurance companies and businesses that do anything to discredit the claim and the injury that the employee experienced. This makes dealing with the insurance company frustrating enough without adding the loss of income and the stress on top of it.
If you have been injured at work and you need to file a worker’s compensation claim, you need the help of a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer who knows the system inside and out. You can ensure that your forms are correctly filled out and submitted and that you obtain all of the information needed to file a solid claim.
Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Entitlements
To understand what you are entitled to in the event of an injury, it is important to know what benefits are available. The following are the benefits that you will receive:
- 66% of the loss in earning capacity
- Medical expenses for the treatment of the work injury
- Dependent/spousal benefits if the injured worker dies from the injuries
- Benefits for permanent impairment
- Vocational rehab services if the injury keeps the worker from working at the previous position
These benefits are in place to ensure that you can focus on what matters most – your health.
Comprehensive Advice on Minnesota Work Comp Claims
In order to increase your chances of compensation, you will need to provide information regarding the illness or injury that occurred while on the job. You will also need to specify that you were an employee and not an independent contractor. You will also need to keep documentation on everything from doctor’s visits to pay slips. Our attorneys will ensure that all of the necessary documentation is gathered and submitted to strengthen your claim.
While the entitlements are designed to help you get back to full health, we see far too often that these benefits are cut short by the workers’ compensation insurer. That is why we believe everyone should seek legal help from the moment they initiate a workers’ compensation claim.
Contact A Minnesota Work Compensation Lawyer
If you have been injured at work and you need to file for worker’s compensation, Teplinsky Law Group can help you with the process, as well as any appeals and hearings that may follow. You do not have to be alone in the process, nor do you have to deal with the stress of the lengthy and technical application and appeals processes. To learn more about how a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Attorney can help you, call us at 612-465-0320 for a free consultation.