Workers’ Compensation Appeal

Denied Workers’ Compensation Petitions

If have been wrongfully denied workers’ compensation for a work-related injury, the Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office can help. Our Mankato workers’ compensation appeals attorneys understand the financial burdens a work-related injury can have on someone.

Understanding Both Sides of a Workers’ Compensation Case

Attorney Christopher Rosengren spent eight years working with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., defending against workers’ compensation claims for this corporate empire throughout Minnesota. The strategic edge that this experience provides our law firm is incalculable. We know how your employer will defend against your claim, so we know how to win.

Workers’ compensation legal fees are defined by statute. You will pay the same amount no matter which lawyer you choose to guide you through the workers’ compensation process. Hiring an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer, who understands defensive tactics, can prepare a solid case.

A workers’ compensation appeal in Minnesota looks a lot like a civil lawsuit, with discovery, answer, medical records, depositions, and competing analyses from your doctor and the insurance company’s doctor. We will do everything possible to get your case in front of a judge and get the maximum compensation for your case:

  • If you are totally unable to work: You will be entitled to two-thirds of what you were making before the injury.
  • If you are able to work at another, lower-paying job: You will be entitled to two-thirds of the difference between what you were making and what you are currently making at the new job.
  • If you require further vocational training to work in a different job: You will be entitled to two-thirds of your wage during the course of your education, and we will push to have your employer pay for books, tuition and other educational expenses.

What You Can Do to Help Your Claim

After filing an appeal, it usually takes four to five months before the claim gets into court, and eight months to a year before a judge will hear your case. Many people hire a workers’ compensation lawyer to handle the appeal, then sit back and hope for the best. It is important to know that what you do in the meantime will impact your case. You need to be looking for work during this time, and we can help you with organizing and accounting for your job search activities, which will certainly help your case.

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We offer an initial consultation, so you can sit down with one of our experienced Mankato workers’ compensation lawyers to learn more about pursuing workers’ comp benefits. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation.