Work Compensation

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation

If you’ve been injured or made ill at work, you may need to file for workers’ compensation. This is because it replaces a percentage of your wages, pays for medical care, and pays for rehabilitation so you can go back to work and once again earn a good wage.

While the injury or illness can be life-changing, workers’ comp relieves some of the impact caused financially and medically. However, there are times that workers’ comp may not be easy to acquire. Many claims are denied the first time they are filed, so an appeal is required in a lot of cases. At the Law Office of Joshua Borken, you will have a St. Paul workers’ comp attorney by your side who will fight for the benefits that you need to recover and get back to work.

We help you receive work comp benefits for a variety of jobs such as construction, law enforcement, manufacturing, nursing and healthcare workers, office and administrative, steel workers, trucking, utilities, and union workers to name a few.

Helping You Receive Full Compensation

Injuries can be minor or very serious. Sometimes these injuries require surgery and other times they simply require time. Even if time is the remedy, the medical expenses can pile up as more time is spent away from earning a wage at work. Covering lost wages and medical coverage are two of the main benefits of workers’ compensation and they are necessary when you are unable to work to pay medical expenses.

While your initial claim is filed with the intent of receiving full compensation, there are times when that may not happen. The insurance company may deny the claim, asking for more information. Although it may seem as simple as providing them with the information that they have requested, that’s only how it seems at times. The insurance company may still deny the claim or they may decide to underpay the claim.

If the claim offer is below what you should receive, you may still be able to get the compensation you need. The good news is that there are ways to correct this issue. Your attorney can find out why the underpayment occurred, document all paperwork about the injury, collect documentation regarding the injury-related expenses that you have incurred, and present this information to the insurance company so they can see why their underpayment will not suffice.

Of course, this is just one of the ways to address underpayment. At the Law Office of Joshua Borken, the right method will be used to pursue compensation. This will give you peace of mind, as well as the advocacy that you need.

Guidance Through Workers’ Comp Law

It is a must to have a workers’ comp attorney guiding you through all of the technicalities. For instance, you can choose your own physician, but you are also obligated to see a physician in the plan network. Other items to know are:

  • The standard waiting period for benefits after injury is three days. This is temporary total disability and compensation is retroactive if disability continues 10 days after the date of injury.
  • Attorney fees are limited to 25% of the first $4,000 and 20% of the next $60,000. In other words, what your attorney charges to recover compensation for you is limited by law.

Contact A St. Paul & St. Paul Workers’ Comp Attorney

When you have been injured on the job, workers’ compensation is an important so that you can support yourself, receive the medical treatment you need, and so you can move back into the workforce when it is time. However, you may not receive your compensation immediately, requiring that you take action. The Law Office of Joshua Borken can take this action for you so you can receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call (651) 505-3580 to receive a free consultation.