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How long does it take to settle a workers’ compensation case in Minnesota?

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2022 | Workers Compensation |

When you are dealing with the devastating aftermath of a workplace accident, the medical bills and other expenses can quickly pile up. If you’re unable to work for an extended period of time, you likely want to know how quickly you could get the benefits that you need through the workers’ compensation process.

The important thing to remember is that, despite your efforts to negotiate, you may not necessarily get a settlement. If your attorney and your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company cannot come to an agreement on the terms of a settlement, then you will need to litigate your case before a workers’ compensation judge before you can receive the benefits that you need in order to recover from your injury.

If you get the opportunity to settle

Unfortunately, there is no set deadline for when you can expect a settlement. Since a settlement could be reached at any point of the process, the timeline for a settlement will depend largely upon the individual circumstances of your case and how willing the insurance company is to meet you partway in negotiation sessions.

If there is no settlement on the table

If all attempts to reach a mutually agreeable settlement fail, you will need to take your case all the way. This process sometimes takes a year or more, depending upon whether an appeal is needed.

As complex and overwhelming as the workers’ compensation process can seem at times, do not give up. The program exists to provide injured workers like you with the benefits that you need to take care of your family until you are able to get back on your feet after your accident.