Being injured on-the-job can be a very stressful experience in many ways. If you are suffering from a work-related injury, you are not only dealing with the physical symptoms of your injury, but you also have the added stress of trying to manage the workers’ compensation insurance company, understanding your rights to avoid mistakes, and even coping with the uncertainty of your injury as to whether you’ll be able to continue working at the same capacity in the future. All of this added stress can cause you to make rash decisions and take steps you might not normally take. It is best to make sure you have legal representation experienced with the nuances of the complex Minnesota workers’ compensation law.
Often times, injured workers want to settle their workers’ compensation claims in exchange for a lump sum, and in many cases, this is a good option, but trying to settle your case on your own is usually not a good idea. Minnesota workers’ compensation law is extremely complex and workers’ compensation insurance adjusters are dealing with this complex law every day. Thus, they know the rules, can spot potential problems with your case and even recognize potential claims you may have, but they are not obligated to tell you about them. To make the playing field even less equal, insurance adjusters often hire defense attorneys to give them advice and guidance, particularly if there are disputes on your claim. Unfortunately, the deck is stacked against injured workers.
An experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer can help you level the playing field, particularly if you’re exploring settlement of your case. There are numerous factors that come into play when determining a fair settlement value of a workers’ compensation case, and a good work comp attorney can help you evaluate all of these factors. To give yourself the best chance of securing maximum results on your case, and to ensure you are protecting your full rights, you will want a knowledgeable legal ally on your side with just as much experience as the workers’ compensation insurance company and, who is confident when managing your case and the Minnesota workers’ compensation system.
Educating yourself about your Minnesota workers’ compensation rights is the first step in protecting those rights. The experienced attorneys at Meuser Law Office, P.A. will navigate the complex Minnesota workers’ compensation law on your behalf and make sure you receive maximum benefits due. For a free, no-obligation workers’ compensation case consultation, contact Meuser Law Office, P.A. at 877-746-5680, or click here to send us an email to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.