Our Lawyers Go the Distance to Get Your Claim Accepted
Minnesota law requires employers to provide Workers’ Compensation benefits for employees. If you live in Minnesota and sustain an injury on the job, you are likely entitled to certain benefits. At Reppe Law Office PPLC, we explain the details of Workers’ Compensation and help you file a claim. The complexity of your claim depends on the nature and extent of your injuries. Short-term injuries may only require you to file standard paperwork, while severe injuries and significant claims may result in complex litigation hearings.
Workers’ Compensation Provides Various Financial Benefits
Workers’ Compensation laws cover injuries sustained on the job or exacerbated by job-related duties. Whether your injury resulted from a repetitive motion like typing or lifting boxes or from a one-time accident like a defective machine injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Wage Loss
- Loss or Diminished Use of a Body Part
- Chiropractic Treatment and Assistive Devices
- Medical Bills for Treatment and Medication
- Pain and Suffering
Our attorneys are sensitive to the personal and legal issues surrounding Workers’ Compensation claims. We take the time to answer your questions and plan an effective strategy to help you recover the losses stemming from your injuries so you can move forward.
What to Do If You’ve Been Injured at Work
Timely filing of a Workers’ Compensation claim can make the difference between approval and denial. Too many workers hesitate in making their claims and are denied benefits because they missed the deadlines. In some cases, employers may ask you to return to work too soon, and despite modifications to hours and duties, it could worsen your injuries. When you suffer a work-related injury, take the following steps:
- Report Your Injury and File a Claim — Inform your employer about your injury and request a First Report of Injury form, then file a claim with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The statute of limitations provides a three-year window to file your claim from the date of the First Report of Injury. If your employer did not provide such a report, then you have six years from the date of the injury to file your claim. Note that the absence of a report may increase the complexity of your case.
- See a Doctor — This may seem obvious, but many claimants fail to see a doctor because they are unaware of the extent of injury. The medical report becomes part of your Workers’ Compensation claim and provides evidence regarding the workplace injury. Be sure to inform the doctor that you sustained the injury at work.
- Compile and Maintain Complete Records — Your medical history may be relevant to proving your workplace injury. You should begin to compile past records and safeguard current injury-related documents to aid in your Workers’ Compensation claim. You may be entitled to compensation even if your workplace injury worsened a preexisting condition.
Some claimants fail to get the benefits they deserve because they are intimidated by complicated paperwork and other requirements. Others overlook coverage for certain out-of-pocket or incidental expenses. The meticulous counsel of the Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Reppe Law Office PLLC helps you obtain all your benefits and puts you on the path to physical, emotional, and financial recovery.
Get the Benefits You Deserve by Working with Our Diligent Northfield, MN Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Do not lose out on the opportunity to claim the Workers’ Compensation benefits you deserve for your injury. Reppe Law Office PLLC helps you fight your employer’s efforts to deny your entitlement to these benefits. Contact us online or call us at 507-645-5569 for a free initial consultation at either of our office locations. Weekend appointments are available. Our firm serves Dakota, Rice, and Goodhue counties.