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How to Protect Your Future

Getting past, present and future medical treatment for your work injury paid for is an important part of filing a worker’s compensation claim, but it’s not everything. Whether you will require long-term medical care or your injury affects your ability to work in the future, Fields Law Firm can help you get the workers compensation benefits you need so you can focus on getting better and returning to work.

Potential Claims and Benefits

Every workers compensation case is different, and it’s important to look at all of the potential claims related to your work injury. At Fields Law Firm, we have the one of the largest teams of professionals dedicated to helping injured workers in Minnesota, and we are committed to making sure every injured worker receives the benefits they need and deserve.

Because we handle different types of Workers Compensation and Disability Claims in Minnesota, we can evaluate your case to determine whether you may be eligible to receive additional compensation and benefits for your injuries, such as:

  • Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
    If your injury prevents you from doing the work you used to do or requires that you adjust to another type of work, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits for additional financial support.
  • Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefits
    If you or your employer participate in a Private or Long Term Disability plan, we can help make sure the insurance company pays you the benefits they owe you.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    We can help make sure that your insurer covers your new career training and wage loss if your injuries require you to learn new job skills to go back to work.
  • Personal Injury Claims
    If a person or company other than your employer contributed to your injuries, you may be able to file a claim for compensation beyond what your workers compensation benefits provide.

Our Minnesota workers compensation lawyers are here to help you get all of the future medical, wage loss and employment benefits you’re entitled to after you’ve been hurt at work. Whether you’re wondering about your rights or just need help understanding what comes next, we’re here to answer your questions with free, no-obligation advice you can trust.

What if I have an old work injury and need additional medical treatment?

If you have an older work injury and the workers compensation insurer paid for your wage loss or medical treatment, regardless of when it was, you can still submit new claims for medical treatment now, as long as you never settled your claim with medical closed. Even if the insurer didn’t pay for any of your wage loss or medical treatment, as long as they admitted the injury was work-related you can still submit a new claim if the claim hasn’t settled with medical closed.

“Medical closed” means that you do not have the right to pursue future medical claims against the workers compensation insurance company. “Medical open” means that you have the right to submit future medical claims to the workers compensation insurer. However, they can still deny your claims even if you have medical open, if the insurer has reason to believe that the treatment is not reasonable, necessary, or related to your original work injury.

If you have an older injury that you settled with medical closed, then you cannot submit a new claim to workers compensation. You will need to submit new medical treatment claims to your own private health insurance.

If you have an injury that happened over six years ago and it was never reported to the workers compensation insurer, then you cannot submit a workers compensation claim because you have exceeded the statute of limitations.

You have also exceeded the statute of limitations if you have an injury that happened over three years ago and was reported to workers compensation, but the insurance company never admitted the injury was work-related, and you never received any medical treatment or wage loss.

When to Contact a Workers Compensation Lawyer

You should contact our Minnesota workers compensation lawyers right away if you submit a claim on an admitted injury, or one that you settled with medical open, and the insurer refuses to pay. We can advise you on how best to pursue getting the treatment that you need.

Oftentimes, we will advise you to submit the claim to your own insurance until we can get the insurance company to pay. It then becomes a matter between your private health insurer and the workers comp insurer, and the one insurer has to pay the other back.

Regardless of when your work injury happened, you can count on Fields Law to be there when you need us most. We’ll take care of your needs now while also looking out for your future. Contact us today, and let us help you plan for life after your work injury. Just dial 1-888-343-5375 or fill out a free contact request form.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

READ OUR CLIENT REVIEWS

John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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