So you’ve been injured at work, you’ve gone through the work comp process and gotten benefits for your injuries. But some injuries can get worse with time, and others may not present themselves right after an accident – only to crop up later. What are you supposed to do when this happens? In this article, we are going to talk about what to do if your injuries get worse after a work comp settlement.
The answer to this question of post-settlement injuries is very case specific. Some work comp settlements have provisions for coverage of future injuries as well. If you have a skilled worker’s comp lawyer at your side, they should be able to negotiate this for you so you don’t have to worry about covering medical expenses for subsequent treatment stemming from the work injury.
That being said, in most cases where a new injury comes to light after a settlement (or an existing injury gets worse) you will need to reopen your injury case. That’s where a great work comp lawyer can make all the difference.
Edina Worker’s Comp Attorney
All of this underscores the importance of hiring a skilled work injury attorney when you are hurt at work. Dean Margolis has been defending injured workers throughout the state of Minnesota for the last three decades. Over that time, he has gained specialized knowledge of the work comp system that can help you with your case. Contact Margolis Law Firm today if you or a loved one has been injured while on the job in Minnesota. Our legal team will take great care to make sure your case is handled properly and that you get the benefits you deserve. We offer free consultations and only charge contingency fees. In other words, you don’t have to pay us anything unless we win your case and recover damages for you. Call today to set up your free initial case review.
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