Do I Need a Lawyer to Handle My Workers’ Comp Claim?

Adversarial System

The workers’ compensation system in Minnesota is an adversarial system. That is, it is one in which the parties oppose one another. The injured worker’s concern is to receive various benefits such as payment of present and future medical bills, lost wages from work and awards for any permanent injury. Employers are generally concerned about minimizing those benefits in order to reduce their premiums. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) is also interested in saving money. Unfortunately, this can sometimes result in the system using its vast resources to closely scrutinize your claim for benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Because of the adversarial nature of the workers’ compensation system, it is important for you to know your rights and benefits within this system. It is far better to have these rights explained to you by a skilled Minnesota attorney who has extensive experience in work comp cases. Do not just rely DOLI or the employer’s representative to explain these rights to you. It is the role of your attorney to be your advocate and aid you in successfully filing a claim through this complicated system. Most people benefit from speaking to a workers’ compensation lawyer.

If you need help to determine if you have a case or if you are not sure what to do, contact the Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office for an initial consultation.

Adversary System

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