If you haven’t already done so, you need to immediately seek medical care treatment if you have any type of work injury that requires medical care. Oftentimes, an employee may try to hold off on seeking the care. The problem with that is if you do not seek medical care treatment, then your rights do not become vested, and oftentimes employees will wait for a certain time to go by. Oftentimes they’ll think “Well, it’s not that bad, I don’t want to be seen as one of those people who file a workers’ compensation claim” or “I think it will go away after a couple weeks”.
Unfortunately, the longer you go without seeking medical treatment the better the likelihood the insurance company is going to deny your claim. So, in our opinion you need to immediately seek medical care treatment. If you haven’t sought the medical treatment after having filed the First Report of Injury, then go to the doctor. Go to your general practitioner or go to the urgent care center, but you need to have it documented that in fact you have sustained an injury.
Don’t wait to get an attorney involved if you have a Minnesota workers’ compensation claim. The process can be complex and you want to be sure you receive the full benefits you are entitled. Contact Meuser Law Office, P.A. for a free no-obligation consultation and claim evaluation. At Meuser Law Office, P.A. we keep our clients informed of the process as well as what to expect each step of the way. Call us today at 1-877-746-5680.