Employees In Minnesota Should Know Their Rights. We Can Help.
As a worker in Minnesota, you have rights and can exercise those rights. For instance, you can file a workers’ compensation claim when you are injured on the job. Minnesota law has given you this right because workplace injuries can prevent a person from being able to earn a wage.
By ensuring that employees are provided benefits, such as wage loss replacement and medical benefits, that person can return to work in the same field or a different field. It is actually in the best interest of the state that injured workers are provided benefits because the economy counts on it. Imagine if every injured worker didn’t receive benefits. They would not have a wage to spend in the Minnesota economy, and they wouldn’t be able to once again contribute to that economy through the work that generates a taxed wage. Everything goes hand-in-hand.
At the Law Office Of Joshua Borken, there is a firm understanding of how important it is that you are able to exercise your rights as a worker in Minnesota. This means having a St. Paul workers’ comp lawyer by your side who will work hard for you and will take your case as far as it needs to go in order for you to receive full compensation.
Your Rights And The Insurance Company
It is important to ensure that the insurance company follows through, as not doing so violates the injured worker. The following are facts regarding dealing with the insurance company:
- Promptly investigate the injury claim
- If the claim is not denied, payment must begin within 14 days of the injury or of when the employer was made aware
- If you are approved, the insurer must send a copy of the Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination
- If the insurer denies the claim, then they must send a Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination
- If you disagree with a denial, it is your right to appeal and your right to obtain an attorney to handle the complex legalities of the matter. Your attorney can speak to the claims adjuster handling the claim and get answers.
- The Department of Labor and Industry can come into play if you are not satisfied with the insurance company’s response.
- If your claim is approved and you feel the amount is not enough, it is very possible that you have been offered an underpayment. You can fight the underpayment in order to receive full compensation.
Standing Up For Your Rights
When you have a St. Paul workers’ comp lawyer standing up for you rights, you have an advocate and a guide. You have more leverage when dealing with the insurance company, so you can receive benefits as soon as possible. The sooner you are able to receive your benefits, the sooner you are going to be able to make sure the bills are paid and medical treatment received.
We help you receive work comp benefits for a variety of jobs such as construction, law enforcement, manufacturing, nursing and health care workers, office and administrative, steel workers, trucking, utilities and union workers to name a few.
Contact Our Firm Today
Minnesota law gives workers’ a specific set of rights when injured on the job. Workers’ compensation is one of those rights, as you can obtain monetary compensation and medical coverage in the instance you are injured on the job. At the Law Office Of Joshua Borken, your rights will be protected and exercised as you seek the compensation you need to live while you recover. To learn more about these rights and your options, call 651-321-0778 to schedule a free consultation.