What Should I Do If I've Been Injured at Work?

The first step you should take if you have been injured at work is to get medical attention. Your health should be your first concern. Call an ambulance if it is necessary and get the treatment and care you need so you can make the best recovery possible.

As soon as possible after your accident, you should also report your injury to your employer. The law sets limited time frames for reporting your claim. If you wait too long, you could lose out on workers' compensation benefits.

At Midwest Disability in Minneapolis, we can help you understand the workers' compensation process. With more than 50 years of combined experience handling workers' comp claims in Minnesota, we can answer your questions about the process and help you secure benefits after an injury.

How Do I Get Benefits?

After you report your injury to your employer, your employer is required to report your injury to the employer's workers' comp insurance company. The insurer will then investigate your claim to determine whether your injuries were related to your work.

You are entitled to benefits regardless of fault so long as your were injured on the job. This means that you do not need to prove your employer was negligent in order to receive coverage for medical costs and lost wages. Instead, you will only need to show that your injury occurred during the normal course of your work.

If your claim for workers' comp is denied, our attorneys can help you through the process of appealing your denied claim, if an appeal is appropriate in your case. Our lawyers are committed to securing the benefits you need.

Free Case Evaluations and Free Consultations for Injured Workers

Start with a free case evaluation. To schedule a free consultation about the steps you can take after an on-the-job injury, contact us online or call our offices directly at 855-604-1116. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees until we recover benefits.