What Should You Do After A Work Injury in Minnesota?
If you have recently suffered a work injury, you likely have many questions. Where do you go for treatment? How do you get paid? What do you do first? At TSR Injury Law in Minnesota, our attorneys can answer all of your questions and guide you through the process .
1. Get Medical Treatment
Your well-being should be your priority. Make certain you get medical treatment for your work injury. All other issues can be addressed when you are on the road to recovery.
2. Report The On-The-Job Injury
Reporting an injury at work is crucial. Not only does it ensure that your employer is aware of the situation, but it may also serve to prevent allegations that you suffered your injury outside of the workplace. This is a common reason for workers' compensation claims to be denied. We recommend that all workers report injuries to their employers as soon as they have knowledge of the injury. To ensure that the injury was properly reported and that your employer took the appropriate actions following the report of the injury, contact our law firm.
Your employer probably has a formal process for reporting a workplace injury that may involve completing an incident report or other paperwork. If you are not familiar with the process, speak with your manager or your human resources representative.
Unfortunately, many injured workers are hesitant to report workplace injuries because they are afraid of being fired or reprimanded in some way by their employers. However, terminating an employee for reporting a work injury in Minnesota or filing a workers compensation claim is illegal. It is important to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. In Minnesota, you must report a work injury no later than 180 days after the accident or after you learned of the injury. For example, in the case of a repetitive strain injury, you may not have known about the injury until you experienced symptoms and visited your doctor.
3. Contact A Workers' Comp Lawyer
We encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Even if it does not seem like there will be any conflict, we can review your claim to make certain that you are not missing out on any benefits you are entitled to under the law. You should not sign any agreements, specifically settlement agreements, until you have reviewed them with a lawyer.
Has your workers' compensation claim been denied? Are you having trouble getting the medical treatment you need or the money to cover your lost wages? Whatever the case may be, we can help. We have decades of experience helping hardworking people like you.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Call us at 612-TSR-TIME, or send us an email today. Our attorneys and staff will guide you through the steps you need to take to get workers' compensation benefits. At TSR Injury Law, our lawyers are here to help guide you through the process, answer your questions and make certain that your best interests are protected after a serious work injury.
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