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What do I do if my work-related COVID-19 claim was denied by workers’ compensation?

If you have been denied Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits related to COVID-19, then it is important to talk with a workers’ compensation attorney right away. An attorney can walk through with you the steps to take to get you workers’ compensation benefits. The next steps will depend on the denial, the type of benefits requested and the benefits that have been paid.

There is no cost to meet with an attorney to discuss your workers’ compensation case. We do not charge a fee unless you retain our office and we are able to recover disputed benefits on your behalf. This means if you retain our office and during the life of your claim, we do not recover any disputed or new benefits, you will not owe us anything. Even if there is no dispute, we will monitor your case and make sure to advise you on important issues.

Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney fees are handled on a contingency basis. No fee is owed unless we can recover additional workers’ compensation benefits or a settlement. For injuries before October 1, 2013, attorney fees would be paid on a contingency basis of 25% of the first $4,000 and 20% thereafter. For injures after October 1, 2013, the law changed to 20% of workers’ compensation benefits are paid to the attorney.

In the case that there is no money paid directly to you, whether it be wage loss, permanency or a settlement, and in a situation where we recover medical or rehabilitation benefits on your behalf, we are allowed to have the insurance company pay our hourly fees.

Call or contact our office today for a free consultation.