Short-Term Disability Lawyer Minnesota
Short-term disability is also called “temporary disability” because it is to provide a person with temporary medical and financial assistance after being injured on the job. This benefit is provided with the anticipation that the injured worker will return to work after they have recovered to perform the same job duties as before, different duties, or work in a different field.
If you have been injured on the job and you need to apply for short-term disability benefits under workers’ compensation or you have been denied short-term disability benefits, it is important to seek the help of a Minnesota workers’ comp attorney who can advocate for you and simplify the process for you. Your attorney will also ensure that all of the paperwork is filled out correctly, as well as submitted within the very strict deadlines.
Helping You File Your Short-Term Disability Claim
There are a number of reasons why claims are denied. Perhaps the application didn’t have a properly documented work history with it or the medical records were missing important information. Ensuring that all of the necessary information is included is why it is important to employ the services of an experienced work comp attorney. All of the proper documentation can be provided from the very start and the paperwork filled out properly. If the claim is still denied, then an appeal can be filed.
It is not unusual for a claim to be denied at first, even if a lot of information is provided. The insurance company may find that there is something else that they want to know. If that is the case, then your attorney can ensure that the information they want is provided so that the claim can be approved.
Experienced Short-Term Disability Litigators
If needed, legal action can be taken against the insurance company if they continue to deny the claim after everything they have asked for has been provided. There have been cases where claims have been erroneously denied or they have been denied in bad faith. Your Minnesota work comp attorney will quickly take legal action in order to secure the compensation that you need so you can pay your bills and receive the medical care that you need.
Contact A St. Paul Workers’ Comp Lawyer
Short-term disability through workers’ comp is received when the injuries only warrant short term support and medical care due to an inability to work. The injury may keep a worker out of their job for a short period of time or they can be rehabilitated to work another position within a specific period of time. To learn more about how Arechigo & Stokka can help you with your workers’ comp claim, call today at 651-222-6603 for a free consultation.