When you go to work every day, you do not expect to get hurt or seriously injured. You expect your employer to protect you and prevent you from suffering harm that can leave you out of work and unable to earn an income.
When you are injured and not able to return to work, you need to access funds on which to sustain yourself and your family. You can file for workman’s comp in Minnesota by hiring a lawyer to represent you during the process.
Negotiating Your Benefits
The insurance company that represents your employer may not want to pay out your claim. In fact, it may try to blame you for what happened and deny that your employer has any responsibility for what happened to you.
When you have an attorney representing you, however, you can get the legal help that you need convincing the insurance company to pay out your claim. The attorney can provide proof to the company that the employer is responsible. He or she can negotiate with the insured to pay out damages for as long as you need them while you recover.
Your lawyer can also negotiate long-term benefits if you cannot go back to work at all because of the accident. He or she can hold the employer and its insurer accountable for making sure you can sustain yourself for months or years until you can file for your Social Security benefits.