Workers’ Compensation FAQs

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FAQs About Minnesota Workers’ Comp


Do I need a lawyer even if insurance is paying my medical bills?

The short answer is yes. The insurance company could always start paying your bills and then decide to cut off benefits. In fact, according to the most recent statistics published by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), 22% of workers’ compensation claims involve a dispute of some level, mostly involving issues surrounding medical benefits.

Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?

No! As Minnesota law states, your employer is not allowed to retaliate against you if you choose to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. If this happens, contact a workers’ compensation attorney immediately.

Can I choose my own doctor?

In general, Minnesota workers’ compensation laws allow you to choose your own doctor for care of your work-related injury or illness. Your employer or insurance company may ask that you undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor of their choosing. You must attend this IME so you do not jeopardize your benefits.

What do I do if my employer tells me I have to go back to work, but I’m still recovering?

You only have to return to work if your treating doctor releases you for work duty. Your employer cannot require you to return before you are released.

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