Workers with work-related injuries should sign up with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Lawyers represent their clients throughout the Minnesota workers’ compensation process. They may negotiate settlements for their clients from the insurance companies. Here are a few reasons to hire an attorney.
- Get Someone in Your Corner
When fighting a denied claim for benefits or seeking to get important medical care, injured workers face the combined forces of employers and insurance companies. Insurance companies have a vested interest in denying claims and requests for payment because paying them costs the company money. As a result, insurance companies want to get workers’ compensation cases closed as quickly as possible. You need someone in your corner to stand up for your rights, and a lawyer can do this.
- Take a Load Off
Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim can be stressful. If you are unfamiliar with the law, you will need to research available benefits, determine deadlines, and learn the process. If you are also trying to receive medical treatment, care for your family, and pay the bills, these tasks could seem overwhelming. Fortunately, when you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer he or she does all the heavy lifting in your case. Your lawyer can do the research, tell you the deadlines, explain the process, and keep your case running smoothly.
- Focus on Recovery
Injured workers often have significant medical needs after their injuries. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be in the hospital, need surgery, or have countless doctor’s appointments. You may be on pain medication or be dealing with injury-related PTSD. If you need the benefits money to support your family, fighting for benefits could seem more important than recovering. This is what lawyers are for. You need to focus on recovery, while a lawyer who knows the workers’ compensation system works for you.
- Rely on Experience
Experienced workers’ compensation lawyers know the system. They have fought countless battles with insurance companies and negotiated thousands of settlements. They have learned the law and follow important changes in the law. If you cannot say the same for yourself, it is time rely on experience and hire a lawyer.
- Insider Knowledge
Because of their time practicing workers’ compensation law, experienced lawyers learn which qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRCs) and independent medical examiners (IMEs) steer clear of insurance company influence. They also know when to fight a claim or benefits denial, and when to push for a higher settlement. You will need this insider knowledge to successfully navigate the system. In short, find an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer today to help you get benefits.
Need help getting workers’ compensation for your injury? Joe Osterbauer, Esq. and the Osterbauer Law Firm stand up for injured Minnesota workers’ rights. Joe’s 27 years of workers’ compensation experience and his team’s speedy service combine to get clients the results they need. To schedule a free consultation, visit Osterbauer Law Firm online or call Joe’s office at (612) 334-3434.