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 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 by calling (612) 334-3444.
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
- Short-Term Disability Appeals
- Short-Term Disability Litigation
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.
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.
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.
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 at (612) 334-3444 to speak with a qualified attorney today.