Thursday, March 8, 2012

Do I Need a MN Workers’ Comp. Lawyer?

Workers’ compensation insurance companies have lawyers to help them with questions and concerns. Many employers have direct access to legal advice about workers’ compensation claims. Why shouldn’t you have access to good legal advice, too? 

You can speak with a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer at no cost to you. Take advantage of a free, no-obligation legal consultation and learn about your Minnesota workers’ compensation rights. 

At Meuser & Associate, we have a long and well-deserved reputation for protecting the rights of Minnesota’s injured workers. Here are some things to consider in deciding whether to hire an attorney to assist you with your case:
  • It is easy to make mistakes that can substantially hurt your entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer and insurer aren’t going to warn you of these potential pitfalls, and in many instances, many injured workers are actively led by their employers and their insurers into these traps. These mistakes can cost you thousands of dollars’ worth of benefits. 
  • Minnesota workers’ compensation is a complex area of law. It’s usually not an area of law where a general practice attorney can take on a workers’ compensation case once in a while. Minnesota workers’ compensation law is based on statute, rules, and case law. It’s constantly changing and developing. An inexperienced or inept lawyer can miss issues on your case, which can cost you thousands of dollars. Most injured workers are simply not capable of mastering all of the complex rules and regulations on their own. 
  • If the insurance company denies your claim, a lawyer can help establish your right to benefits. If primary liability is denied on your case, virtually no amount of arguing or haggling with the workers’ compensation insurance company is going to get your claim admitted. Almost invariably, you will need a good Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer to bring a claim on your behalf. 
  • There are a lot of deadlines involved with workers’ compensation. If you miss a deadline for reporting your injury, filing a claim, disputing a denial of liability, or objecting to a discontinuance, in some instances, you may be foreclosed from making additional claims. Missing deadlines on your workers’ compensation case can, in some instances, permanently preclude you from claiming benefits for your work-related injury. 
Meuser & Associate has been fighting to protect the rights of Minnesota’s injured workers for over two decades. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your workers’ compensation rights. For a free, no-obligation workers’ compensation case consultation, call Meuser & Associate at 877-746-5680 or click here to send us an email


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