If you get injured while on the job, then workers compensation is designed to cover all your medical expense and your lost wages. However, there are times when an injured person’s workers compensation claim is denied. This is typically when the injured person seeks out the assistance of a workers compensation attorney in MN.
However, there are some things that you can do to help prevent your workers’ compensation claim from being denied.
When you are hurt on the job, you must notify your employer within 30 days of the date of the injury. Although most of the time the employer will be notified immediately if not then 30 days is the limit.
A workers comp claim can be denied if the doctor is not informed the injury occurred while at work. The medical records must reflect that the injury sustained occurred while on duty.
A workers comp claim can be denied if the injured person fails to comply with the rehabilitation process.
One major item on how a claim can be denied is if the injuries were not within the “course and scope of the employment.” As an example, if you are on the clock making deliveries for your employer. You are delivering office supplies to businesses that ordered them. One you made your delivery you decide to make a quick stop at a trampoline store because you plan on buying one for your children. The salesman asks if you want to try it out and you do, and you break your leg. The injury sustained would not be covered by workers compensation because you were not engaged in work for your company at the time of the accident even though you just made a quick stop on your way back to the office.