When you are injured on the job, whether you are faced with a serious injury that leaves you with permanent damage or a temporary injury that leaves you out of commission for a few weeks, a lot is at stake. You rely on your regular income to provide food for your family, to pay the mortgage or rent, and to stay on top of the bills. What happens if you are suddenly unable to work?
Minnesota has a system in place to protect workers from this happening. As part of your employee rights, you have the rights to file for worker’s compensation if you are injured on the job. Workers compensation benefits can provide financial relief for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and treatment.
Any injury on the job should be recorded. There is a good chance that you will need to file a claim down the road. Illnesses and injuries that may lead to a claim may include:
Unfortunately even though you are entitled to compensation, you may feel some stress not to file. For one, your employer will face higher premiums when an employee files a claim and thus he may urge you not to file – this is not acceptable and you should not have to tolerate this. Second of all, insurance companies are trained to look for any minor mistake so they can deny your claim altogether. Thus, you may have put in a claim, had it denied, and now are left in the dark as to what to do next.
In order to receive the right amount of compensation for your injury, the claims process must be done to perfection. When you are dealing with the stress of an injury, this is often hard to accomplish. You may not remember some of the details necessary to file a claim, as you will be primarily concerned with your health and recovery.
In some instances you may be too unwell to even file a claim yourself and be relying on a partner to do the work for you which can be even more problematic.
The good news is that help is available to you. At Heimerl & Lammers, we believe that it is in your best interests to get professional legal representation to file your claim, as it increases the likelihood that you will get all the possible benefits. We can help you with the process of filing a claim and ensure that your claim is accepted right away.
We are here to help you avoid the dangers of filing for workers’ compensation on your own, and to address your claim professionally and pursue every form of compensation benefits that you could claim under the law.
If you have a work related injury or illness and are confused about your compensation benefits, then contact the Law Firm of Heimerl & Lammers at (612) 294-2200 or (651) 777-1811 to speak to a MN workers comp attorney free of charge. We can handle your claim and help you navigate through the often confusing and controversial workers’ compensation claims process.