How Long Does My Injury File Stay Open?

An important aspect of your Minnesota workers’ compensation claim, particularly in conjunction with the medical expense reimbursement, is that stays with you for the rest of your life. It doesn’t matter if you continue to work with the same employer. It doesn’t matter if you continue to live in the state of Minnesota. It doesn’t matter if five years, ten years, twenty years goes by. In fact, over the years I have had numerous clients who have come back to me, contacted me and said ‘hey, I had an injury to my low back 15-20 years ago and the insurance company said that my file is closed. They said that I cannot have this medical care treatment’. No matter what the insurance adjuster may tell you, your file remains open. Your future medical expenses remain open, again, for the rest of your life no matter where you live.

If your claim is denied, if the insurance company says we are not going to pay, or if the insurance company tells you that your file is closed, too much time has gone by, you must have sustained an injury while playing softball or lifting something at home, contact Meuser Law Office, P.A. because we can certainly file the claim. A lot of times people have already settled their claims on what we call a full, final, complete basis but they left open their future medical expenses. A lot of times their attorneys don’t want to continue to represent them because there is really not much more money in it for them.

At Meuser Law Office, P.A. we are here and we are dedicated to the injured workers in Minnesota. So if you have a claim, even if you’ve already settled out the other parts of the claim, we are here help you to ensure that those medical expenses get reimbursed. If you need surgery; if you need physical therapy; if you need prescription medications, we are here to ensure and force the insurance company if need be, to pay those benefits to which you’re otherwise entitled.

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, such as future medical expenses. 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.