Filing a workers’ comp claim may seem like a streamlined process, but it isn’t always easy. Some workers can secure compensation easier than others. Unfortunately, more than 70 percent of legitimately injured workers have claims that are denied. Many times, the reasons are very small and require a correction to get the claim approved. Sometimes the reasons are much bigger. Regardless of how small or large the reason behind a denial, an attorney can help you at any point during the workers’ comp process receive the benefits that you deserve.
When A Work Comp Attorney Is Needed
Many injured workers question from the very start whether they need a St. Cloud work comp attorney to represent them. If a worker has a cut or a twisted ankle that won’t keep them out of work for long, a person may be able to represent themselves. If the employer is cooperative and they admit that the injury happened at work and there are no pre-existing conditions, the claim may be more cut and dry.
An unfortunate fact is that they are hardly ever that easy. Employers don’t typically admit when an injury has happened on the job. If a worker has any type of pre-existing condition, then that could make it harder to receive a claim approval. If you decide to go about the claim on your own and you are denied, you can get the legal help you need to fight the denial. Sometimes what seems uncomplicated tends to be the most complicated.
Here are situations in which you may need a Minnesota workers’ comp lawyer:
- The claim is denied or benefits are not received on time
- The settlement doesn’t adequately cover lost wages and medical bills
- The medical issues keep you from working at all
- You receive Social Security Disability benefits
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing the work comp claim
- You may have a claim against a third party as the cause of the injury
Qualified And Experienced Representation
When you call the Walz Law Office, you will work with an experienced St. Cloud work comp attorney who will focus on your best interests and future. This focus is important so that you can heal and move on with your life. You will be given the information you need, paperwork will be completed and filed by the deadline, and every effort will be taken to secure the claim approval that you need.
Contact A St. Cloud Work Comp Attorney
When you have been injured at work, you may be able to file a claim for workers’ comp. However, 70 percent or more of claims are denied due to simple omissions or the insurance company’s need for more information. If you need to file a claim or you have already been denied, an experienced attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call the Walz Law Office at (320) 251-5000 or toll-free at (888) 253-3922 to request a free consultation.