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.