Work Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Even though most people go to work and are able to do their jobs safely, it takes just one mistake or one piece of failed equipment to leave you with a serious injury. Fortunately, state and federal laws are in place to protect most workers who suffer an injury on the job. The bad news? Employers and insurance companies sometimes doubt the severity of your injuries or your version of the events that led to the accident, leaving you unable to take advantage of the workers’ compensation benefits.
If this happens to you, the Minneapolis work injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law are ready to help. We will stand up to unfair insurers that are denying your claim. We do not back down in complex situations, because we know how important the workers’ comp benefits and settlements are for your and your family’s financial well-being. Let us give you the benefit of our decades of collective experience.
How Our Minneapolis Work Injury Lawyers Can Help with Your Case
After you suffer an injury at work, you may not be sure how to proceed. This can be a challenging process, especially when you are in the midst of a recovery. Having to take steps to deal with a workers’ compensation claim at the same time you are unable to work and are having to see multiple doctors is difficult to tackle on your own.
Because of the experience our work accident lawyers have helping victims of accidents at the job site, we know the ins and outs of the Minnesota workers’ compensation program and the Wisconsin workers’ compensation program. We take steps to make sure that your case falls within all deadlines. We collect all the evidence needed to show the insurance company why your injuries are real and why you deserve compensation.
Our Work Accident Lawyers Can Help You Find the Best Possible Doctor for Your Injuries
Minnesota state law allows victims of workplace injury accidents to select their own doctors, if they choose to do so. In some other states, victims must visit the doctor that the employer or insurance company selects. Our Minneapolis work injury attorneys can help you find the ideal doctor for the types of injuries you have, thanks to our multiple professional relationships with medical experts of all kinds in the Twin Cities area. We can help you connect with doctors who focus on areas ranging from traumatic physical injuries to occupational illnesses and diseases to anything in between.
Tyroler Leonard Injury Law Advocates for Your Best Possible Outcome
Our Minneapolis work injury lawyers know the importance of advocating for our clients. The workers’ compensation system can be challenging to navigate on your own, which is why having our advocates on your side is so important. We appreciate the opportunity to tell your story in front of judges at hearings and appeals whenever necessary.
Tyroler Leonard Injury Law also relies heavily on our negotiating skills to give you the level of service that you need. When insurance companies don’t want to acknowledge the severity of your injuries and how they will affect your life for years to come, we bring facts to negotiating sessions that force the insurers to listen to your concerns. We do not back down when insurance companies are treating you unfairly. In fact, such treatment only makes us redouble our efforts on your behalf, which is why so few insurers want to see our workers’ compensation law firm sitting across from them at the negotiating table.
Why You Should Choose Our Minneapolis Work Injury Attorneys to Represent You
At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we have a reputation as one of Minneapolis’ strongest personal injury law firms, because we work so hard on behalf of our clients. We do not let insurance companies treat them disrespectfully, and we vigorously protect our clients’ rights.
Our work accident attorneys do the same thing for our clients who suffer an injury or illness while performing their jobs. We treat our clients with respect and compassion, as we know that going through a work injury is extremely difficult. Don’t let our compassion for clients fool you into thinking that we take it easy on unfair insurers, though. We fight incredibly hard to convince the insurance companies to take your injuries and your case seriously and to give you the compensation you should have.
Attorney Isaac Tyroler
With more than a decade of experience representing victims, Attorney Isaac Tyroler knows the importance of having strong Minneapolis work injury lawyers on your side. That’s why he takes so much pride in helping his clients have the outcome they want to see. When battling against a workers’ compensation system that makes things challenging for injured workers, having an advocate like Isaac on your side is a comforting feeling. Isaac has bar admissions in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and his awards include:
- Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating.
Attorney Rachel Sperling Leonard
While in law school, Attorney Rachel Sperling Leonard spent time working in insurance defense. Now that she is representing victims and fighting against the insurance companies with Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, she leans heavily on her previous experience to understand the tactics insurers use to try to avoid paying victims the settlements they deserve.
When our clients are more comfortable speaking in Spanish, Rachel relies on her fluency in Spanish to make the process as easy for them as possible. She has bar admissions in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. Rachel has earned a Super Lawyer Rising Star award.
Do I Have to Hire Minneapolis Work Injury Attorneys?
Nothing in Wisconsin or Minnesota state law requires injured employees to hire legal representation. As an injured worker, you are free to go through the workers’ comp process on your own, if desired.
However, because of the complexity of the steps that you need to follow to win the payments you should have under the workers’ compensation system, it can be tough to go it alone. Our work accident lawyers have extensive experience dealing with cases like this, and we are ready to put our experience to work on your behalf. Additionally, if you were working under unsafe work conditions, these conditions could have played a role in your injury at the job site. At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we know how to bring your concerns up, with facts behind them that force those in charge to listen to you.
To make the entire workers’ comp process more affordable and more comfortable for you, we offer a free review of your case, where you can decide whether you want to hire us. Additionally, we work for you on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you anything ahead of time to secure our services. We only receive a payment if we win an award for you.
Our Minneapolis Work Injury Lawyers Can Help If You Receive a Claim Denial
Rather than hiring our Minneapolis work injury lawyers immediately after the accident occurs, some of our clients attempt to file their workers’ compensation claim themselves, at least initially. However, what they may find is that missing a step in the claim filing process or not completely explaining the injury to the doctor results in a denial of the claim from the insurance company.
Should this happen to you, reach out to our Minneapolis work injury lawyers. We may be able to take on your case in the middle of the process, working to help you overcome a denial of your claim. Many people find it easier to just hire our workers’ comp law firm at the time of the injury, but we also work with clients who need our help after a claim denial.
Common Reasons an Insurance Company Denies a Work Injury Claim in Minneapolis
If the insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim, we may be able to help if the denial occurred for certain reasons, including:
- Confusion about where the accident occurred: To qualify for workers’ compensation, the accident must have occurred while you were officially working. If the circumstances of the injury are unclear, the insurer may deny the claim.
- Accusation of injuring yourself on purpose: If your employer accuses you of injuring yourself on purpose to get out of work and to receive workers’ comp payments, the insurer will deny your claim. We must show facts that prove the injury was truly accidental.
- Pre-existing injury: If the insurance company believes you actually injured yourself previously, but you are trying to now say the injury occurred at work, it may deny your claim. We can find facts to refute this accusation.
- Under the influence: Insurers can deny your workers’ comp payment by claiming you were drunk or under the influence of drugs when the injury occurred. We can present facts that show this was not true.
FAQs for Our Minneapolis Work Injury Lawyers
Because so many of our clients are going through the process of filing a claim after a workplace injury accident for the first time, they understandably have a lot of questions for our Minneapolis work injury attorneys. At Tyroler Leonard Injury Law, we always make ourselves available to answer questions from our clients. We want you to have a complete understanding of the process and of what we believe is the best way to proceed. Some of the most common questions clients have for us include the following.
Can Your Minneapolis Work Injury Lawyers Help If I Don’t Feel Like I’m Ready to Go Back to Work?
One of the key aspects of workers’ compensation laws in Minnesota is that your employer cannot force you to return to work until your doctor clears you. If your employer is pressuring you, let our Minneapolis work injury lawyers know, and we will force the employer to follow the law.
Can Your Work Accident Attorneys Help If I Don’t Like the Light-Duty Assignment My Employer Gave Me?
If your doctor clears you to begin light-duty work, your employer is supposed to find a job for you to do that matches the doctor’s recommendations. If you don’t like the work assignment, our work accident attorneys can speak to your employer about requesting a different assignment, but there’s no guarantee the employer will agree to our request.
What Should I Do If My Employer Is Accusing Me of Faking My Injuries?
Our work accident lawyers know the importance to your mental well-being of having the insurance company and your employer believe you regarding your injuries. When we represent you, we will encourage the employer to read the doctor’s assessment of your injuries and to stop treating you unfairly.
What If a Faulty Machine Played a Role in My Workplace Injuries?
You can qualify for workers’ compensation after an injury you suffer during the performance of your duties at the jobsite, regardless of the reason for the accident. However, if our defective products injury lawyers can prove that the machine that injured you was faulty, we may be able to bring a separate lawsuit against the company that made the product.
You should never have to guess about the status of your work injury claim. When you hire our Minneapolis work injury lawyers, you won’t. We make sure you fully understand what our workers’ compensation attorney does for you, and we live up to those promises. We give your case our full attention, and we keep you informed at every step along the way. We want to work in conjunction with you to choose how we proceed, and the best way to do this is to give you all the information you need.
Reach Out to Our Minneapolis Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
In an ideal world, workers’ compensation cases would be easy to settle. You would receive payouts for your medical bills and a partial reimbursement for the wages you are unable to earn. The payout would come quickly and without hassle. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Insurance companies and employers sometimes try to make things as difficult as possible for victims to receive the payouts they deserve.
That’s where the Minneapolis work injury lawyers at Tyroler Leonard Injury Law enter the picture. We work to combat unfair insurers to give you the best chance at receiving the payouts you should have until you recover enough to return to your job. For a free consultation, contact us today at 651-259-1113.