The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer. While the employer is listed in the workers’ compensation documents, the claims are not typically paid by the employer, but instead by the workers’ compensation insurer. The employer purchases insurance as required under Minnesota law and the claims are then processed by the workers’ compensation insurer.
Now, when deciding on retaining a lawyer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, are your benefits being denied by workers’ compensation? If so, it is important to, at minimum, speak with an experienced and knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer to discuss your case. At that point, you can then meet with the lawyer to go over your options. I would encourage that you review my prior article about finding a lawyer. Second, you may want to retain a lawyer if you anticipate future disputes or litigation. The lawyer would then be able to provide you guidance throughout the process so as to make sure you are doing the right thing
The insurance company handling your case knows what rights you have and what rights you don’t have. Do you? If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits or need to discuss your Minnesota workers compensation case, the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz can help. We are workers’ compensation attorneys that help people with Minnesota work injuries. Contact us for a free consultation. We will answer your questions or help you find the right lawyer for your situation.
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