In Minnesota, almost all workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in the event that they are hurt at work. If you are a Minnesota worker, and you sustain an injury that arises out of, and in the course and scope of your employment, you may be entitled to a variety of benefits, including:
Every case is unique, and often involves different types of benefits. Depending on the nature of your injury and how and where it occurred, you may also have a personal injury or civil claim. If you are a police officer, firefighter, corrections officer or other state, county, or city employee, you may also be entitled to PERA or MSRS disability benefits in addition to your benefits under workers’ compensation.
The attorneys at Meuser Law Office are well versed in the complexities of each of these distinct areas of law and understand how they interrelate to ensure that you receive every benefit and all the compensation to which you are entitled.
Even in cases where your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance company initially admit primary liability, or acknowledge responsibility for your injury, a dispute can arise regarding your entitlement to medical care, wage loss benefits, rehabilitation benefits, or permanency benefits at any point in time. Unfortunately, in the vast majority of cases, it’s not a matter of if a dispute will arise; it’s a matter of when a dispute will arise. Having a skilled Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney on your side before a dispute comes up can help you avoid making mistakes on your case and ensure that you obtain all that you are entitled to under the law. At Meuser Law Office, we encourage you to contact us before a problem comes up. We will monitor your case to make sure your benefits are being paid correctly, help you navigate the complex workers’ compensation system, and be prepared to immediately jump in if and when a dispute develops.
The Minnesota workers’ compensation system is a specialized, complex area of law. Attempting to navigate the system on your own if there’s a dispute on your case, or hiring a general practice lawyer that doesn’t regularly handle workers’ compensation cases, can cost you significant sums of money and/or important future benefits to which you may otherwise be entitled. Our experienced attorneys will guide you through the litigation process and help you obtain the best possible result on your workers’ compensation claim.
When we meet with new clients, they are often surprised to learn that they have been underpaid benefits, that the insurer has simply failed to pay certain benefits, or that they have been given incorrect advice. Don’t rely on the insurance company to give you legal advice, to educate you about your rights, or to act in your best interest. We can help you get all of the Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. We can also help you explore your options, such as settling your case or filing a claim for additional benefits.
The workers’ compensation insurance company has a lawyer. At every turn, they will be looking for ways to minimize the amount of benefits they have to pay you. You can help level the playing field and protect your rights by having a skilled Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney from Meuser Law Office on your side.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, call us at 877-746-5680 or complete the contact form on this page.