Are there work comp benefits available to me?
If you have recently been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 virus, or for any other reason, you may wonder if there are any work comp benefits available to you. In other words, if you have previously been injured on the job but were continuing to work with some restrictions or limitations, are you now eligible for any type of work comp benefits while you are laid off?
The answer is definitely – “maybe”. This would depend upon a number of factors, including the nature of your injury, whether it was accepted by the work comp insurer, whether you had formal restrictions, whether you are still treating for the condition, whether your layoff is temporary or permanent, etc.
That’s why the answer is “maybe”. Every work comp claim is different and really depends upon the specific facts of your claim.
The one easy question to answer is this : “Is it worth my time to find out?” The answer to that question is definitely “YES”!
What benefits might be available?
An experienced work comp attorney can answer your questions and determine whether you have claims available or worth pursuing. If you have a good work comp claim, you may be eligible for some or all of the following benefits:
– Wage loss benefits;
– medical treatment and related expenses for the work injury;
– impairment compensation;
– vocational rehabilitation, job search assistance or potentially even retraining.
For more information regarding available benefits and other common questions, click here.
How do I pay for a work comp attorney?
At Bradt Law Offices, we have been handling workers’ compensation and injury claims all across northern Minnesota since 1983. There is no charge for an initial phone call or meeting and attorney fees are only paid as a percentage of benefits we recover. If we don’t recover any disputed benefits for you, you don’t pay us a fee.
Call us anytime with questions or to schedule a consultation. Or, visit our website and blog for helpful information and answers to a lot of questions about workers’ compensation issues and benefits. We are presently (April 2020) limiting face-to-face meetings as we practice “social distancing”, but we are available for phone calls or emails through the website at any time.
Hoping that you and yours are staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.