Workers may suffer occupational injuries that result in them being unable to work for a long period of time. When this happens, workers may be worried about how to financially support themselves and their loved ones, since the absence of a regular paycheck can be daunting. Fortunately, many workers can qualify for workers’ compensation if they are injured while performing their regular job duties. Workers’ compensation benefits can provide much needed financial assistance for the costs associated with living with a long-term disability. Although these benefits can be extremely helpful, sometimes they can be difficult to obtain.
If you or a loved one has been injured and is now suffering from a long-term or permanent disability, you do not have to fight for your long-term compensation alone. Contact the experienced St. Paul long-term/permanent disability attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today by calling 612-334-3444 to see how we can help you get the benefits you need.
Why do I need a Long-Term/Permanent Disability Lawyer?
Long-term and permanent disability benefits can be extremely helpful for people when they are in the middle of some of the most difficult times of their lives. However, successfully obtaining these much-needed benefits is complicated without the guidance for an experienced attorney. Even though worker’s compensation insurance is required in Minnesota and your employer pays to protect your safety, insurers don’t always pay in full.
Making errors on your claim can give an insurance company a reason to reduce your compensation or deny your claim entirely, in which case you would either need to appeal it or file a lawsuit in order to receive your benefits. A disability lawyer can help you with your appeal or worker’s compensation litigation, but it’s much easier to have the claim done correctly the first time to avoid excess stress.
If you are considering filing for benefits, instead of putting yourself through the stress and uncertainty of an appeal or a lawsuit, hire an experienced attorney to walk you through the claim filing process. You deserve to spend your downtime focusing on your health and your recovery, not the status of your disability claim.
Why choose Robert Wilson & Associates To Handle My Case?
Here at Robert Wilson & Associates, we pride ourselves years of experience and positive results. We’ve had the good fortune of helping people in our community and building meaningful relationships with our clients throughout the years. Our testimonials demonstrate the level of service that we provide each and every client. We have been called straightforward, honest, and respectful, and clients say we work hard to earn their trust and respect.
Accessibility is important to us and we believe that you should be able to reach us any time of the day or night. We know that your claim is of the utmost importance to you and we are ready to speak with you about whenever you’d like. Our team understands the value of open and honest communication. It’s important to us that you are as involved in your case as you’d like to be. You should feel comfortable reaching out to us and asking questions.
Attorney Roger D. Poehls, Jr., is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, as well as a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, from which he graduated in 2003. Poehls is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association, and we hired him as an associate here at Robert Wilson & Associates shortly after his graduation from law school. He primarily practices in personal injury and worker’s compensation law, and he has resolved some of our firm’s highest-profile and highest dollar cases.
The founder of Robert Wilson & Associates, Robert E. Wilson, sets the bar high for our firm. Attorney Wilson is a worthy recipient of the Rising Star of Minnesota award from Minnesota Law and Politics, and has also argued a case regarding disability rights in front of the Supreme Court. Any of the attorneys here would want to see your case resolved in a positive way, ensuring that the process is as seamless as possible for you.
How We Can Help
Our attorneys are prepared to handle long-term or permanent disability lawsuits, and we have been helping our clients earn compensation for their injuries for years. There are several different steps in the process of filing for long-term or permanent disability benefits, and we are capable and willing to help you with your case, regardless of how far along in the process you are.
We can assist you with:
- Long-Term Disability Claims This is one of the first steps in applying for benefits. When done correctly, you have a better chance of being awarded the full amount you deserve. However, if there are mistakes, it could give the insurance company a reason to deny your claim. The odds of your claim being accepted are much higher if you have assistance from an experienced long-term disability attorney.
- Long-Term Disability Appeals – Appeals may be necessary if your initial claim for long-term or permanent disability benefits is denied. An attorney can help you through the appeals process, and the hope is that if this is done correctly and the issues from the initial claim are fixed, you will not need to turn to litigation.
- Long-Term Disability Litigation – This process occurs if an insurance company continues to deny a claim for long-term disability insurance to someone who is deserving of compensation for their injuries. A worker’s compensation attorney will help you through this process and will handle the difficult litigation while allowing you to recover from your injuries.
Long-term disability does not have to be only for workplace injuries. You may also be eligible for benefits if you suffer from conditions such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Herniated Discs
- Chronic Pain
There are many other conditions that may qualify you for long-term or permanent disability insurance, and an attorney can help you determine the best way to improve your chances of getting financial help if you are unable to work. When insurance companies are hesitant to give you the benefits you need, it’s time to take action and ensure that you fight for the benefits to which you are entitled. Make sure you stand up for what is yours so that your injury does not impact your long-term finances and you are able to continue to have an income while you recover.
Our attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of injured employees. We love the city of St. Paul, and we don’t want to see anyone put at a disadvantage because of a long-term injury. The lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates know that St. Paul workers keep the city moving forward. If you are seriously hurt on the job, we are ready to give you the legal support that you deserve.
Long-term and permanent disabilities should not derail your finances for the rest of your life. Employers are required to have worker’s compensation insurance, and it is your right to lay claim to those benefits if a serious injury prevents you from returning to your job.
We know how to help you file your claim correctly the first time so that the process is as straightforward and simple as possible. Our team is also ready to help you through the difficult situation of having to appeal a denied claim or filing a lawsuit. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury and is unable to work because of a long-term or permanent disability, contact the experienced St. Paul long-term/permanent disability attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today at 612-334-3444.