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Should I Hire an Attorney?

Should I Hire an Attorney?

If you are injured at work, you may ask yourself, “Should I hire a lawyer for my work comp case?” Minnesota work comp is a unique area in that you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket to hire a work comp lawyer. There are few disadvantages to hiring a lawyer, but several advantages.

When an employee in Minnesota is injured, he or she is not only confronted with having to deal with the healing of the injury, they have to also deal with an insurance company whose only concern is how much money is spent on your care.

There are Several Reasons why Hiring an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Immediately After an Injury is Advisable

1. Attorney Feesare low compared to other types of cases.  There are no attorney fees unless some part of your claim is disputed. This dispute can be a medical bill, wage loss, or some other issue.

2.  The laws are numerous and complex. These are the statutes that deal with Minnesota workers’ compensation law. This does not include the thousands of cases that govern Minnesota workers’ compensation law. There are many different types of work comp benefits available. The insurance company will not tell you about all these benefits.

3. Your employer and the insurance company will have an attorney. The attorney will know the complexities of the law.

In Some Instances, Liability Will Be Denied For Your Injury From the Beginning

In thes types of cases, and other types, an injured employee in Minnesota or their work comp attorney, will need to file a Claim Petition. Once the Claim Petition is filed, the employee will go through a deposition, an independent medical examination, go through the process of discovery, and ultimately go through a hearing in front of a workers’ compensation judge.  

Knowing the law during these stages is important. There are numerous times deadlines that must be adhered to. Having an experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer on your side can be extremely helpful.

Determining whether You Should Hire a Lawyer for Your Work Compensation Case is a Personal Decision.

At the very least, it is important for any employee injured in Minnesota to consult with an experienced work comp attorney. If you have suffered from, or believe you may have suffered from a work injury

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Joshua R. Stokka

Josh has been representing injured workers for over 10 years. After his first job during law school working for a workers’ compensation attorney, he decided that workers’ compensation is what he eventually wanted to do after law school. Prior to practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Josh clerked for a judge in the 7th Judicial District in Minnesota. This valuable experience gave him insight into how judges think, do their jobs behind the scene, and how to frame a case in order to obtain a favorable result.  Now, he focuses 100% of his practice to defending injured workers’ in Minnesota.

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