Workers' Compensation Claims Attorneys
How to File a Workers' Compensation Claim
Have you been injured while performing the functions of your job or suffered
illness or disease due to exposure to harmful substances at the workplace?
If so, there is a high chance that you may be able to file a worker's
compensation claim and collect benefits as you recover. The first step
to take following an injury is to seek immediate medical treatment. Secondly,
you should notify your employer within 30 days of your intent to file
a worker's compensation claim. Failing to do so within this time frame
may prevent you from receiving benefits.
After your employer has been informed of your injuries, the process is
- Within one work day, your employer is required to submit a report to the
Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Worker's Compensation Division.
- Your employer will notify its worker's compensation insurance carrier
of the injury.
- Within two days of being informed, the insurance company will contact you
within 15 days, and will give notice that they either accepted or denied
Need help during the workers' compensation filing process? Contact our Willmar attorneys
at Schneider & Madsen P.C.!
Willmar Worker's Compensation Lawyers
Because insurance is a business, the insurance companies that you are dealing
with will often use a variety of tactics to save money and try to unfairly
deny your claim. Our Willmar worker's compensation attorneys at Schneider
& Madsen P.C. are well-aware of the challenges that many will face
during this uphill battle. Being able to obtain financial assistance for
your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses is crucial. We are
well-accustomed to worker's compensation cases, have an in-depth knowledge
of the related laws, and know the best route to take to ensure you obtain
benefits. From help with filing your initial claim to battling the insurance
companies to appealing a denial, trust us to be by your side throughout
every step of the process!
If you are in Willmar, Marshall, or Worthington, call our worker's
compensation lawyers at (320) 244-4812 for a free consultation!