Minneapolis Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

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What Is a Notice of Intent to Discontinue Benefits?

A Notice of Intent to Discontinue Benefits (NOID) is a form that is filled out by an insurer or employer and sent to someone receiving workers’ compensation benefits to inform them that they intend to stop paying or to reduce the amount of benefits being paid. The NOID must be filed by the insurance company […]

What If You Need Surgery for a Work-Related Injury?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work, your treating physician may determine that surgery is needed, but workers’ compensation insurance may refuse to pay for it. There are several reasons why this could happen. However, this decision is not final, and with your doctor’s help, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you reverse […]

What Happens If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

If your filed workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t panic. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny a claim for various reasons, and not all of those reasons are valid. For example, there may simply have been an error on the claim form or in processing. It is possible to appeal a denied […]

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do?

It is not unusual for the employer’s insurance company to drag its heels when it comes to honoring a workers’ compensation claim for an injured employee, or even for them to deny it outright. Such insurance companies are often interested in finding any possible way to avoid paying the claim. A workers’ compensation attorney understands […]

Reasons Why Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

If you’ve been hurt at work and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, your claim may be denied for many different reasons. Some denials for minor reasons are easy to resolve, while others require a complicated appeal and the collection of extensive evidence. In any case, you, as the employee, have the right to appeal […]

How to Choose a Good Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, you may have to face issues like claim denials, deadlines, independent medical exams, or insurance companies that are less than friendly. When these issues arise, you need a workers’ compensation attorney to handle the situation and be there for you during […]

How Do Workers’ Compensation Settlements Work?

When employees are injured at work, they have the right to pursue a workers’ compensation claim to get paid for their medical treatment and lost wages from time off work. The process of filing this claim and getting a settlement may go smoothly or may result in a variety of complications and disputes. While the […]

How Do I Maximize My Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

If you’ve been injured at work, you are concerned about the related medical and rehabilitation expenses, as well as the time you may be off work and without an income. To maximize your workers’ compensation settlement, it is just about always a smart move to hire a workers’ compensation attorney. This attorney will have a […]

Do I Need a Lawyer for Work Injury?

When you’ve been hurt at work, your employer is nearly always required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the treatment of your injuries. Usually, this means that you cannot sue your employer for this. However, there are still many circumstances under which hiring a lawyer would be a sensible thing to do. Whether or […]

Why You Need A Workers’ Comp Lawyer In Minneapolis

The workers’ compensation process is immensely complex and fraught with pitfalls for an unsuspecting applicant/claimant. One wrong move can substantially limit or even compromise benefits/compensation altogether. Simply put, workers’ compensation companies will do whatever they can to limit the amount they pay out to an injured worker. Without an experienced legal advocate, you are essentially trusting the […]