Tips to Maximize Your Workers Compensation
When you’re hurt at work, your injury can have far-reaching consequences. It can be difficult to tell how an injury will affect you 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. That’s why it’s important to get the maximum amount of compensation you can, now. It’s not about greed; it’s about protecting you and your family’s future.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money – not looking out for your best interests. When faced with their lawyers and adjusters, it helps to have a strong advocate on your side. Fields Law Firm is one of the largest and most respected work injury law firms in Minnesota. Our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation lawyers help injured workers get the benefits they need every day.
4 Ways to Maximize Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Follow these simple steps to give yourself the best chance of maximizing your potential workers’ compensation claim:
- Attend all doctor’s appointments and follow your treatment plan.
Don’t “tough it out” and put off going to the doctor. Complications from injuries can take years to manifest and by the time you just can’t stand it anymore, it may be too late to get compensation. Medical records can be instrumental in demonstrating the severity of your injury, how well it will heal, and how long it will take to heal. Treatment costs are one of the larger expenses you’ll face after an on-the-job injury. Having detailed records that show what kinds of care you need, and are likely to need in the future, can help ensure you’ll get benefits to pay for that care.
- Don’t accept the insurance company’s first offer.
Insurance companies are accountable to their shareholders – not you. They’re focused on profit margins, not doing what’s best for you and your family. Often, the insurance company’s initial offer for a Workers Compensation settlement amount will be lower than what you really need. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney at Fields Law before accepting any offer from the insurance company. The initial consultation is free, so you can get answers to your questions with no obligation. And if you don’t need a lawyer, we’ll tell you so.
- Don’t give up if your claim was denied.
Many initial claims for workers’ compensation get denied. But a large percentage succeed on appeal. Your denial could be due to a simple oversight or paperwork mistake, or the insurance company might determine you’re not eligible for compensation. If you were denied, the Minnesota workers compensation lawyers at Fields Law can review your initial claim, help you understand why you were denied, and file a strong appeal.
- Contact an attorney at Fields Law.
An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you understand what benefits you may be entitled to, what kinds of compensation you may need for future expenses, and whether the insurance company’s offer is fair. Fields Law helps Minnesotans across the state get the help they need. You don’t have to be an expert on workers’ compensation law – that’s why we’re here. Put our experience to work for you.
In some cases, even after you settle, you may still be able to seek more compensation in the future. But for some types of settlements, you only get one shot. It’s important to make sure you have the money you need to protect your future. Don’t leave money on the table – call us anytime, and we’ll help you figure out how to maximize your compensation.