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Is it difficult to pursue workers’ comp for certain injuries?

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2024 | Blog, Workers' Compensation

When it comes to filing a worker’s compensation claim, there are various challenges you might encounter along the way. It may seem as though it is more difficult to receive compensation for certain injuries compared to others.

Understanding the potential difficulties can help you navigate the process and get the support you need after a workplace accident.

Complexity of the claims process

The process of filing for workers’ compensation can be complex. From filling out paperwork to gathering evidence, there are many steps involved that require attention to detail. You may find it difficult to navigate these procedures on your own, particularly if you are dealing with a severe injury that affects your ability to focus. In some cases, it may not be clear if your injury meets the complex requirements of a workers’ comp claim.

Lack of clear evidence

Proving the extent and cause of an injury can be a challenge in itself. Certain injuries, such as repetitive strain injuries, may not have obvious or immediate symptoms. Without clear evidence linking the injury to the workplace, you may face difficulties in obtaining compensation for your condition.

Disputes over eligibility

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry states that a work-related injury can be any condition caused, aggravated or accelerated by employment activities. However, employers or insurance providers might dispute the eligibility of certain injuries for workers’ compensation benefits. They may argue that the injury did not occur at work or that it is not severe enough to warrant compensation.

Ultimately, pursuing workers’ compensation can be difficult for injuries that may not be clearly eligible under the terms of your benefits. If you feel that your injury is eligible for compensation, and yet your employer or their insurer is making it difficult to pursue a claim, then additional legal action may be necessary.

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