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How can I get fully compensated for a work-related injury?

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2024 | Workers' Compensation

Your job has been your source of livelihood. So, it’s quite distressing when you sustain injuries from work-related situations. Fortunately, you are entitled to compensation under Minnesota laws to cover your losses. However, taking steps to avoid complications in your claim process is essential. To receive the compensation you deserve, here are three key steps you need to follow.

Understand your rights under workers’ compensation laws

Imagine you’re a construction worker who has sustained an injury from a fall. You’re facing an increasing amount of medical bills and lost wages due to the time you took off work. In such a challenging situation, it’s important to know that Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws are there to protect you. These laws cover medical expenses, lost wages and even vocational rehabilitation if your injury prevents you from returning to your previous job.

By learning about these laws, you’ll understand the help available to you and know what to do to get the compensation you deserve.

Document everything about what happened

When seeking compensation for a work-related injury, thorough documentation is crucial. Here’s a list of items you should keep track of:

  1. Medical bills: Keep all bills related to your injury, including hospital visits, physical therapy sessions, and prescriptions.
  2. Medical records: This includes diagnoses, treatment plans, and notes from your doctor about how your condition affects your life.
  3. Time off work: Document any days you’ve had to miss work due to your injury.
  4. Communication: Track any communication you have with your employer about your injury.

Keeping a solid record of your injury and its effects on your life can help build a strong case for your compensation claim.

Consider seeking legal counsel

Lastly, don’t underestimate the value of seeking legal counsel. The laws around workers’ compensation can be complex. In addition, dealing with insurers can be a challenging task. But a legal professional can guide you through the process, helping you not to settle for less than what you’re entitled to. Remember, your primary goal is to heal and return to work. Having an attorney by your side can help you focus on recovering while they handle the legal details.

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to receiving the full compensation you need to recover from your work-related injury.

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