The Minnesota workers’ compensation system is quite complex, and requires a lot of paperwork from both the employer and employee. Here are a few quick tips to get you through the process:
- Keep your employer informed about your condition at all times.
- Keep receipts for anything you pay for out of your own pocket (i.e. prescriptions). Even better, make copies of your receipts just in case you lose them.
- Make sure that your doctor is in contact with the insurance company and that all the necessary paperwork is being sent to the insurance carrier.
- Document your mileage going to and from doctor appointments
Many Minnesota employers require employees to complete work comp sheets for every type of injury sustained on the job no matter how small. It may seem pointless to document very minor injuries, but minor injuries can lead to more severe injuries down the line. Because of this, it’s important to document any workplace injury right after it occurs.
If you have any questions about your workplace injury or work comp claim, don’t hesitate to contact a work comp lawyer to discuss your case.