Here’s How To Maximize Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are times when workers’ compensation benefits can be insufficient and/or slow. Although Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to help the injured worker, the insurance companies and employers can be difficult to deal with. It is a sad fact that some will try and take advantage of injured workers by doing the following:
- Undervaluing the employee’s lost wages
- Denying responsibility for the injuries that occurred on the job
- Pressuring the worker to return to work before they are ready
- Denying legitimate medical treatment claims
- Discouraging the employee from seeking a second opinion
Furthermore, when insurance isn’t provided by an employer, either because of negligence or an exemption, there are specific rules that apply to the matter. Your Minnesota workers’ comp attorney is going to be your best weapon against the delay in getting the compensation you need. Your attorney can also remove the frustrations that employers and insurance companies bring to the situation.
Battling Underpaid Workers’ Comp Claims
If you feel that your claim is underpaid, then it might be. The good news is that there are ways to correct the wrong and your attorney knows these ways, so your compensation can be maximized. The following are ways to respond to an underpaid claim:
- Find out why the underpayment occurred
- Gather all paperwork regarding the injury
- Gather all of the documentation that details the injury-related expenses incurred so far
- Have your attorney carry out the necessary tasks to fight the underpaid claim and obtain the benefits that you deserve.
When the above steps are taken and you have an attorney who will take that information and fight for you, you increase the likelihood that you will receive full compensation. What is disappointing is that the insurance companies will try and exploit a person’s presumed lack of knowledge about the process and underpay their claim. When a person has an attorney representing them, the insurance company is not able to make the assumption that the injured worker is not knowledgeable.
You Are Not Alone
It is important to understand that you are not alone in the case, as your attorney will be there with you the entire time. There is also the fact that over 70 percent of work comp claims are initially denied, but many of them are approved when the denial is appealed. You may find some comfort in this fact.
By making sure you have adequate documentation for everything, the names of anyone who witnessed the accident, and the details about the accident, you can, along with the help of your attorney, receive the compensation you need to recover.
Contact A St. Paul Workers’ Comp Lawyer
If you have been injured on the job and you are dealing with a denied workers’ comp claim or you simply need help with the process, having an experienced attorney working for you can make a considerable difference in the outcome. At the Law Office Of Joshua Borken, you have that advocate willing to take the case as far as it can go to ensure you receive the full compensation that you deserve. To learn more, call 651-321-0778 to request a free consultation.