You're at work and take a sudden fall, turning your ankle. It doesn't seem serious at first, but later that night, you notice it beginning to swell. You wonder if you should see a doctor. You also wonder how this might affect your ability to work, and realize you know nothing about workers' compensation claims.
The American labor force is made up of strong, dedicated and determined workers who strive to succeed in order to build a better life for them and their families. Part of this proud labor force is the men and women of Minnesota, employed in a wide variety of industries, including meat packing, construction, manufacturing, health care, office workers, city and state employees, as well as many others. Workers' compensation laws have been enacted on both the federal and state level to protect these employees, but many workers have questions about these laws and how they apply to them.
A denied workers' comp claim is a harsh setback, but far from the end of the road. You have the right to appeal a denied claim and an experienced attorney can help you through the process. The insurance company may claim your "case is closed," but they do not have the last word.