Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Minnesota
Minnesota employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee is injured on the job. Workers’ compensation provides certain benefits to injured employees and covers:
- Reasonable and necessary medical costs
- Reimbursement for lost wages
- Survivor benefits in the event of an on-the-job death
- Vocational rehabilitation if they cannot return to their job
- Mileage incurred for medical treatment
Workers’ Compensation Representation In St. Paul And Minneapolis
At Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., located in Eagan, (within minutes of the Mall of America) we understand Minnesota’s complex workers’ compensation system and what it takes to file a successful claim. It is important to act as soon as possible — the longer you wait, the more evidence you lose. Also, you should not be afraid of employer retaliation or worried that you will lose your job. Employers are prohibited from holding a workers’ compensation claim against an employee.
If your employer does retaliate, however, you might be entitled to additional remedies. Our team will work quickly to ensure your employer is held accountable for any illegal retaliatory actions.
The attorneys at Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., handle each case with an individualized approach and give each client’s case the attention it deserves. We develop a strategy unique and specific to each client’s situation and strive to obtain the best result possible.
Filing A Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are many steps for obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Minnesota. Our firm will ensure each step is completed accurately and on time so you can get your benefits as soon as possible. The steps in the process include:
- Notify your employer of your injuries in writing as soon as possible
- Begin keeping records of any medical costs and treatment
- Your employer will have 10 days to notify its insurance carrier and must fill out a First Report of Injury form (you are entitled to a copy of this form).
- An investigation will be conducted to verify your injury was work-related.
- After investigation, your claim will be either approved or denied.
It is important to keep your employer current on your medical condition and work restrictions throughout the process. Also, a denial does not mean you are not entitled to benefits. If you were wrongfully denied compensation, we will take the steps necessary to appeal the denial of benefits.
Contact A Minneapolis Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Our attorneys understand the primary concerns clients have with workers’ compensation cases. Can I choose my doctor? How will I pay my bills? How will I have an income if I miss time from work? How long will workers’ compensation pay? How do I receive compensation for the pain I am in? What if I can never go back to my job?