Helping Injured Workers Claim Their Rightful Benefits
The Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act was enacted to ensure that injured
workers would be provided with medical care for work-related injuries
and illnesses and with financial compensation equal to a percentage of
lost wages. In theory, it is supposed to be easy for an injured worker
to obtain these benefits. In reality, the system is more complicated than that.
Midwest Disability Work Comp, our
Minneapolis workers' compensation attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience helping people throughout
We know the law. We work hard to simplify the workers' compensation claims process. Our
goal is to get you every benefit you are entitled to under the law and
to do so as fast as possible. Along the way, you can count on us to keep
you informed, to explain your rights and options in plain language, and
to be accessible and responsive to your needs.
We offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. Call us today at
(763) 325-1995 for an appointment or
contact us online.
How Long Do I Need to Be Out of Work to Get Workers' Compensation?
Some work injuries are severe and require the injured individual to be
out of work for extended periods of time. Other injuries may mean a few
days or weeks out of work to recover. However, both types of situations
can leave the injured worker with hefty medical bills and some form of
lost wages. In light of this, you may be wondering, when exactly does
an injury sustained at work turn into a workers’ compensation claim?
Severity of Injury
There isn’t necessarily a “time out of work” minimum
that determines when an injured worker can and can’t file a workers’
compensation claim. For example, an injured worker who is out of work
for a week is just as eligible to file a claim as an injured worker who
is out of work for six months.
Depending on the severity of the injury, an injured worker may be out of
work for an extended period of time. This can lead to months or even years
of lost wages and high amounts of medical expenses. Some types of severe
injuries sustained at work include:
Remember, not all these injuries show signs immediately. If you believe
you were injured on the job, you should report this to your doctor and
see a medical provider right away. They can give you a proper medical
diagnosis and determine how severe your injuries are.
Different Types of Compensation
The severity of injury and time out of work may also determine the type
of workers’ comp benefit that you may be eligible to receive. In
Minnesota, injured workers may be able to claim various types of benefits,
Temporary total disability (TTD)
Temporary partial disability (TPD)
Permanent total disability (PTD)
Permanent partial disability (PPD)
We understand that the
workers’ compensation process can be challenging. If you’ve been injured on the job, a seasoned
workers’ comp attorney at Midwest Disability can help you determine
which type of
workers’ comp benefits you may be eligible to receive and fight hard for your financial recovery.
Contact our Minnesota workers’ compensation attorneys at
(763) 325-1995 to
schedule your free consultation.