Minneapolis Workers’ Compensation FAQ
The workers’ compensation process is extremely complicated and confusing. Many injured workers understandably have a number of questions about the process. We hope our workers’ compensation FAQ will answer some. If you don’t see your question answered, contact us directly. Here are some of the most common questions we receive.
Am I going to lose my job for applying for benefits?
Can I pick my own doctor to evaluate my injuries?
Can I receive compensation for repetitive stress injuries or injuries involving preexisting conditions?
Is hearing loss covered by workers' compensation in Minnesota?
Yes, hearing loss is covered by workers’ comp in Minnesota and often the cost of a hearing aid can be covered by workers’ comp benefits. Hearing loss is also more prevalent in the workplace than you might imagine. If you believe you suffered hearing loss while working — either recently or years or even decades ago — contact us for help.
Are only physical injuries compensable under workers’ compensation?
What is a QRC?
The QRC is hired to help you get back to work. Cooperating with the QRC is very important, as failure to do so may result in the insurance company being able to stop paying benefits.
How much does it cost to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer?
What should I do if my workers' compensation claim was denied or I am told that my benefits are going to be cut off?
While it is highly advisable to work with a workers’ comp lawyer at any point in the process, if your claim is denied or you are told your benefits are going to stop, speaking with a lawyer is critical. Having focused solely on workers’ compensation issues for years, we at Thill & Freeman, PLLC, will aggressively work to protect your rights and maximize your benefits/compensation. We encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.