Minneapolis Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Helping injured workers after workers’ comp has been denied
Were you hurt on the job, but then your claim for workers’ compensation was denied? Too often, employers’ insurance carriers deny valid workers’ comp claims and leave injured workers to pay for medical costs out of pocket. If you received a letter denying your workers’ compensation claim, you have a right to challenge the decision, and Gunther Law Office can help. Our Minneapolis workers’ compensation lawyers have successfully represented many injured workers who were initially denied workers’ compensation benefits. We will also look at other ways you may recover compensation for your injuries, such as when a third party caused or contributed to your accident.
I was hurt at work. Why was my workers’ compensation claim denied?
After sustaining a workplace injury, you were probably counting on your workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical bills, and help you get by financially until you return to work. Unfortunately, your employer—or your employer’s insurance carrier—had different plans. Your workers’ compensation claim may have been denied because you did not immediately report your injury to your employer, no one witnessed your accident, your accident report or medical records are deemed suspicious, or your employer alleges you did not cooperate during the claims process.
In some cases, the reason for a denial is not even so specific as these. It could be possible your employer or their workers’ compensation insurer made a mistake or is simply being difficult. Many times, employees can follow procedure by the book when it comes to reporting injuries and filing claims, yet they are still denied benefits. Whether your employer or their carrier overlooked a key detail, made a mistake, or are just trying to evade their duty, an experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you appeal your denial if your claim is valid.
My workers’ comp benefits are not enough to cover the costs of my injury. Do I have any other options for obtaining compensation?
You are not alone. For many people, workers’ compensation benefits are insufficient to cover the full cost of a workplace injury, including future medical bills, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. But you may have other options. In many workers’ compensation cases, there is a third party that is wholly or partially responsible for the injury. The third party may be an independent contractor, subcontractor, manufacturer, property owner or manager, independent maintenance worker, or anyone else not directly employed by your employer. If this is the case, you can file a personal injury claim against the third party and potentially recover significantly greater compensation than was available to you through workers’ compensation. Based on the type of accident you were involved in, please read more about car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and premises liability/slip and fall cases.
Call our Minneapolis Workers’ Compensation Lawyers after a Minnesota Workplace Injury
If you were injured on the job, please call Gunther Law Office. There is no substitute for a skilled Minneapolis workers’ compensation lawyer, especially if your claim was denied or if you believe your accident may have involved third party negligence. Our team of attorneys will determine the true cause of your accident and injury, and who is responsible. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but you will not even know your options unless you take the initiative and talk to a lawyer. We are here for you. Contact us today.