Ways to handle insufficient workers’ comp benefits

Regardless of the severity, workers who have been injured while doing their jobs should receive sufficient benefits for recovery. Unfortunately, families are often left struggling with a great financial loss when insurance companies become negligent in assessing their claim. Injured workers and their families may take the following actions to prove the workers’ compensation benefits they received were insufficient:

  • Investigate why the benefits are insufficient.
  • Collect all papers, such as medical records, supporting one’s injury claim.
  • Make a detailed summary of all expenses, including receipts, related to injury treatment.
  • Seek legal advice from an experienced attorney.

A workers’ compensation attorney may be able to help you determine if the benefits you are receiving as an injured worker are sufficient. If you suspect that your insurer has been negligent in releasing your benefits in Minnesota, an attorney at Robert Wilson & Associates could work for you. Find out how we can help you get your much-needed benefits by calling (612) 334-3444.



Robert Wilson to present at national conference on workers’ comp

At Robert Wilson & Associates, we are excited to announce that our very own Robert Wilson will be presenting as part of a national seminar called “Negotiating Workers’ Compensation Settlements” on the 10th of June. The seminar will cover strategies that attorneys can use to help their clients achieve fair settlements through negotiation.  In particular, Wilson will be discussing strategies by which the Affordable Care Act may be used during workers’ comp settlement negotiations, along with how attorneys can minimize Social Security Offsets during these negotiations. To learn more about the seminar and the other presenters, please take a moment to click here and visit the National Business Institute’s site.

 



What to do if a workers’ compensation claim is denied

Workers who sustain an injury in their workplace often must deal with not only the medical bills and other expenses that accrue as a result of their injury, but also, depending on the seriousness of the injury, lose income due to time off work. As such, many workers in this situation count on getting workers’ compensation benefits to help them deal with the financial difficulties an injury can bring about. Unfortunately, this means that when a claim is denied, a worker can be placed in a very difficult position.

Fortunately, though, there are certain things that injured workers whose initial claim was denied can do. For instance, they may bring their case to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA). In WCCA, claims of injured workers will be reconsidered by judges, and claimants are given the opportunity to prove their claim in court. By making an appeal, issues like mixed-up information or other errors in the initial claim can be clarified and claimants may eventually get their needed benefits.

Our lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates help injured workers in Minnesota who have been denied their much needed workers’ compensation file appeals to get the benefits they are seeking. Call our lawyers today at 612-334-3444 to find out how we may help you appeal your claim.



Work-related injuries in reclycing industry declined under new single-sort system

Fewer recycling workers in Minneapolis sustained injuries this season while doing their job under the single-sort system, according to a news report on February 8.

Under the new system, the number of injuries that recycling workers sustained decreased compared to last winter due to the fact that workers now utilize a single cart to carry waste to the truck and a motorized arm to pour the recycled products into the truck. A lot of workers were reportedly injured in past years while using the old system because they carried bags themselves to the truck, had to place the recycled items in certain places, and secure them to the truck.

City director of solid waste Dave Herberholz said the new system is a breakthrough. According to data, it has saved the city $250,000 in workers’ compensation.

Sustaining injuries in the workplace can affect your income, not to mention cause other financial burdens. Fortunately for those in this situation in Minnesota, the lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you get workers’ compensation benefits, which can go a long way towards covering these losses and expenses.  Call 612-334-3444 to discuss your situation today.



Lifting related injuries

Although any worker may be susceptible to developing lifting related injuries, a person who works in the construction industry typically has a higher risk of sustaining injuries due to excessive lifting of heavy materials or equipment.

Excessive lifting of heavy materials on the job site may lead to serious injuries in the long run. In fact, construction workers may develop disorders in their back and other parts of their body if muscles and other bones are injured as a result of lifting heavy objects in the work place. Workers may also suffer strains in their shoulders and legs when lifting heavy objects. Additionally, more serious injuries may affect workers if they sustain nerve damage or if their spinal cord is affected.

Sustaining injuries in the workplace that are caused by heavy lifting can have numerous detrimental affects on a worker’s life. Fortunately, if you have sustained such an injury in Minnesota, an attorney from Robert Wilson & Associates might be able to help you get much-needed financial assistance through workers’ compensation. Discuss filing a claim by calling 612-334-3444.



Three workers injured on the job

Three Nor-Son employees were injured Friday, Sept. 20th while working on Timberwood Church in Nisswa, Minnesota. The construction workers suffered non-life threatening injuries when multiple trusses collapsed at the site.

Two workers were treated at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, while the other was treated at North Memorial Medical Center. All three had yet to be released as of Friday night.

The company as well as the Nisswa Police Department refused to release the names of the injured workers out of respect for their privacy.

Being injured in the workplace is difficult on the victim emotionally, physically, and economically. When something like this happens to us or someone we love, we aren’t always sure of what steps to take to receive appropriate compensation. The attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates are here to help victims in Minnesota through this difficult time. If you have been injured on the job and would like to file a workers compensation claim, give us a call at (612) 334-3444.



2 city workers hurt on the job

Two city workers were injured in an accident while cleaning a sewer in Minnesota on the afternoon of Thursday, July 11.

Reports coming from authorities said the accident happened in the 1900 Block on Plymouth Avenue. The two workers were knocked down by a fire hose that they were using to clean a sewer. The fire hose was dragged down the street after it got tangled in the axle of a truck.

The city workers are reportedly recovering after sustaining minor injuries in the accident.

Sustaining injuries while working may prevent you temporarily from working, in addition to causing you medical expenses. Fortunately, with the help of a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates, workers injured in Minnesota may be able to get the workers’ compensation they need. Call (612) 334-3444 to learn more about your options.



Fund raising event set for injured farmer

A fund raising event has been organized for a farmer that was injured in a farm accident last year.

Zion Lutheran Church in Princeton has organized an event to benefit cattle farmer Norman Sawyer, who broke his next in a farm accident April 19, 2012. Following the injury, Sawyer was confined at a neuro-trauma hospital in Rockford, Illinois, and has undergone six months of rehabilitation at the Minneapolis VA Spinal Cord Injury Center. A dinner followed by a live auction and entertainment will be held this coming April 13 at the Princeton Fire Station.

Event proceeds will be used for renovating Sawyer’s home to make it handicapped-accessible.

Although there are many ways in which those injured while on the job can obtain financial assistance, one of the most beneficial is workers’ compensation. While not all employees injured on the job are qualified to receive the benefits of workers’ comp insurance, many are. As such, if you’ve been harmed in an accident while completing work-related activities, don’t hesitate to get the help you need by calling the legal team of Robert Wilson & Associates at 612-334-3444.