File a Minnesota Workers Compensation Claim


File a Minnesota Workers Compensation Claim

After you are injured, the employer has the responsibility of immediately reporting any injury to its workers’ compensation insurance carrier.   It is the responsibility of the employer, not  you, to complete the First Report of Injury form. This form must then be sent to the insurance company, and the insurance company will then send it to the Department of Labor and Industry within 14 days after the injury. It is after the reporting of a work related injury that an employee may need to file a Minnesota workers compensation claim with the court system.

If the employer and insurer dispute an injury or refuse to pay for you workers compensation benefits, contact our lawyers at the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz.   Our work injury attorneys have been ranked top in the state by multiple organizations and publications. When you are looking for a skilled Minnesota work injury lawyer, don’t hire just any attorney.

After meeting with and retaining one of our lawyers, we will begin immediately working on your case and gathering the requisite support and documentation to file a claim.  Typically this is initiated by the filing of a “Claim Petition.” A Claim Petition provides various information including date of injury, benefits claimed, nature of the injury, etc. Supporting documentation for the claims typically accompany the Claim Petition. If an injured worker is in “significant financial hardship”, the employee may request an expedited hearing based on financial hardship. We may also file other claims with the court system such as medical request or rehabilitation request.

The insurance company knows your rights, do you?  Talk to a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer today by calling (855) 354-2667.  It is a free consultation and there is no obligation to retain a lawyer.  You can discuss your case with a lawyer and obtain the advice you need to get your life back on track.


(855) 354-2667
3340 Northdale Blvd. NW, #140
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: (763) 421-8226
Fax: (763) 421-8362




“I was injured on Dec 17th 1980 on the job 12500 volts and David Kempston took on the job for me along with the Mottaz team’ I feel they put 100% into the case with out cutting any corners And I believe they are one of the best Attorney groups out there It was an experience and a great ending All though the pain will never go away they got the best settlement they could for me and so I thank the team at the office of the Mottaz Attorney’s THEY ARE THE BEST Thank You David Kempston for a job well done.”


“Mr. Sisk took our case a few years ago not long after my wife was in a serious accident. Her employer’s insurance took insolvency and the employer was resolved to be no help at all. Despite the extremely out of the ordinary nature of our case, and regardless of impediments and hurdles, he has relentlessly fought for what was right on our behalf and been very successful doing so. Still today he continues to stand for us and what rightfully should be done. I simply can’t thank him enough. In troubled times this is the guy you want in your corner.”


“Jerry was very responsive to all my questions, concerns and showed compassion in this very difficult time of my life. He took time by email, phone and in person to help me understand the process, the time frame, and all the possibilities. Persevering in the duration of all the doctor visits, working with my employer, and my work related injury was not easy. Jerry handled all of it from our initial meeting to the final resolution with confidence, encouragement, and high integrity. I would strongly recommend Jerry to my family, my friends, and all of my acquaintances. I would without a doubt trust Jerry in the future, if a situation would occur that needed legal representation. I appreciate all he did in helping me get my life back on track and making a positive difference in my life.”


“Since injuring my back in 1978 I had multiple issues and problems with the employer and insurer. This led to many disputes over the years. Having been told to live with pain for the rest of my life, I reached a point when I could no longer continue working. At that time I hired David Kempston and he took on my case and worked out for me a settlement that I was very comfortable with. He was always attentive to my calls and responded quickly when I would whine about things which he would assure me it would all come together. He was right and I am so grateful for his hard work. He goes the extra mile for me as a client, and is the type of person you could leave your wallet and checkbook with and no it is safe. Again, I am extremely grateful for David Kempston’s work and highly recommend him to someone who has a work injury and needs the finest representation. If you want to hire somebody with excellent work ethics hire David Kempston.”