Minnesota Short-Term Disability Lawyers
Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that is designed to cover the costs of any injuries or illnesses a worker may incur on the job. Short term or temporary disability insurance should cover an employee’s medical and rehabilitation bills following an accident, and typically lasts until he or she is healthy enough to return to the workplace. Sadly, some workers face extreme difficulties receiving the workers’ compensation benefits they need. If you’re not receiving the workers’ compensation benefits that you deserve, the attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates are prepared to fight for you. A short-term disability lawyer at Robert Wilson & Associates will review the details of your claim during a confidential consultation and will work with you to obtain the benefits you’re owed.
The Minnesota short-term disability attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates have diligently represented hundreds of employees in Minnesota who have been denied access to their disability insurance benefits since 1991. Throughout in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and in the Northwest Suburbs our attorneys have established a solid reputation for successfully handling complex workers’ compensation claims. In the last 27 years, our attorneys have earned significant professional honors, including recognition in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, we were recognized as Super Lawyers and have been presented with various medals and awards.
If you or a loved one is facing difficulty obtaining the short term disability insurance benefits you need after a work-related injury or illness, the Minnesota short-term disability lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help you. Contact our offices today for a confidential consultation by calling (612) 334-3444, fill out our email form, text us after- hours at (612) 334-3444 or click on the grey banner to the left of your screen to chat live with a representative.
Do I need a short-term disability lawyer?
If you are injured or ill and are unable to work, we understand how important short-term disability benefits can be to you and your family. Filing a claim for short-term disability can be complex, and if your claim is denied, you may need to hire an experienced short-term disability lawyer to represent your interests.
Our attorneys have years of experience fighting for clients just like you. Sadly, injured employees can face extreme difficulty receiving the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. We understand how much financial and physical stress an injury can put on your life and we work relentlessly to help you recover the compensation that you need to help you support yourself and your family during your recovery.
Why choose Robert Wilson & Associates to handle my case?
If you’re in need of a short-term disability attorney in Minnesota, you probably have several factors to consider before choosing the right one. You may be wondering, who can I trust to handle the facts of my case? Which firm is experienced in filing workers’ compensation claim? Choosing the right lawyer could determine the outcome of your case and whether or not you receive maximum benefits for your claim. The attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates are especially qualified to handle your case. Below are some of the characteristics embodied by Robert Wilson & Associates:
Track record: Ultimately, you want a lawyer who can deliver results for your workers’ compensation claim. Our attorneys have fought hard to provide our deserving clients with exceptional results and maximum compensation. A few case results of note include a workers’ compensation claim that won $600,000, another claim which won a settlement of $95,000, and a workers’ compensation claim that covered the full cost of attorney’s fees by the client’s insurance company.
Client satisfaction: Our primary goal when delivering legal services to the public is to ensure that our clients feel satisfied throughout the entire legal process. Read our testimonials to hear how past clients feel about our genuine approach bettering their current situations.
Our incredible team: The attorneys at Robert Wilson & Associates has garnered numerous professional awards and medals throughout their careers. Our attorneys have earned significant professional honors, including recognition in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and were recognized as Super Lawyers.
Temporary Disability Cases We Handle
At Robert Wilson & Associates, we are prepared to handle a wide range of worker injury and workers’ compensation cases, including those involving:
- Short-Term Disability Claims Filing Assistance: If your initial request for disability was rejected, one of our skilled attorneys can provide filing assistance for you. We’ll ensure your paperwork is completed timely and thoroughly. We can even carry out the appeal process if you were denied benefits after the first submission of your claim.
- Short-Term Disability Appeals: If a claim was denied on its first proposal we will research the reasoning behind an insurance company’s judgment. We can resubmit your claim and improve upon its initial requests. We will also carry out the appeals process for you.
- Short-Term Disability Litigation: Workers’ compensation claims can be denied for various reasons which are sometimes unjustified. An attorney at Robert Wilson & Associates will take your claim through the process of litigation in order to deliver the results your case deserves.
Short-term disability insurance is designed to help workers injured on the job get back on their feet after an injury. Sadly, not all employers or workers comp insurance companies are willing to help workers when they need it most, sometimes valuing their own profits over the rights and needs of injured workers. The personal injury lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates are aware of the tactics and behavior of workers’ compensation insurance companies. We have no tolerance for claims that are denied in bad faith or in error. We will work diligently to ensure that your claim is well presented and legitimately considered by the insurance company in question.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much compensation can I receive for short-term disability?
If you have been injured in an accident or if you have become seriously ill and are unable to work, we understand the emotional, physical, and financial strain this can put on your life. Fortunately, most companies offer some kind of short-term disability coverage in place to help handle these kinds of situation. However, some companies do not offer a very comprehensive short-term disability plan and injured employees are often forced to pay out of pocket for their expenses if they are forced to take time off of work. If the accident was not work-related yet you are unable to work, you may be able to apply for short-term disability benefits and may be able to claim two-thirds of your total lost wages. Short-term disability is designed to help give you some compensation while you are recovering from an illness or injury that prevents you from working for a short period of time. The important thing is for you to recover and our attorneys will handle your short-term disability questions and concerns while ensuring that your rights are protected during this time.
What if my claim is denied?
If your claim has been denied, this does not necessarily mean that you will not be able to receive benefits. The insurance company may deny claims for various reasons, and you have the right to appeal the decision. It is important to remember that insurance companies may wrongly or unfairly deny claims due to lack of information or to protect their profits. However, we have your best interests in mind and are here to offer you the aggressive legal representation you need on your side to get the compensation you are indeed owed. If your short-term disability claim has been denied, our experienced attorneys will help you file an appeal and fight for you. Our attorneys can help by investigating why your claim was denied, collecting missing information needed to file a successful claim, and working to appeal the denied claim.
Short-Term Disability Statistics
In the state of Minnesota, over 22 percent of persons aged 65 to 74 have a disability while nearly 50 percent of persons over the age of 75 percent have a disability. In 2015, eleven percent of people were considered to have a disability in Minnesota; this means that 601,000 people reported having a disability. Ambulatory Disability was considered the most common type of disabilities in 2015. Nine percent of working age people from age 21 to 64 were considered to have a disability in 2015. The percentage of males with a disability was eleven percent which accounts for 307,100 men in the state. The percentage of females with a disability was a little over ten percent which accounts for 293,900 women in the state.
Ten percent or 28,700 people of Hispanic/ Latino origin reported a disability, nearly 16 percent of Black/ African Americans reported having a disability, over eight percent who were White, nearly 18 percent of people were Native American and around five percent of Asians reported having a disability in 2015. “The employment rate of working-age people with disabilities” in Minnesota was nearly 49 percent while almost 85 percent of people in Minnesota are employed without a disability. The percentage of people of working age with disabilities who did not have a job but were pursuit work was 11 percent. “The difference in median earnings of working-age people with” compared to those without disabilities who worked full time was $10,000.” Poverty rates for those with disabilities were higher for those with disabilities than without, with 24 percent of people with disabilities compared to 7.5 percent of those without disabilities. Nearly 38 percent of people with disabilities reported that they were receiving health insurance coverage “through a current or former employer or union.”
If you or someone you know needs assistance fighting for the temporary disability insurance coverage they need, the Minnesota short-term workers compensation insurance lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates may be able to help. Contact us for a confidential consultation at (612) 334-3444 to speak with a qualified attorney today. You can also reach us by filling out our email form, texting us after hours at (612) 334-3444 or by clicking on the chat banner on your screen to chat live with a representative.