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 as follows:

  • 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 the claim.

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!

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