For Employees Collecting Worker Compensation at Seagate

worker compensation at SeagateSeeking Minnesota worker compensation at Seagate can be stressful.

As of the date of this article, Seagate is insured through the American Zurich Insurance Company.

Unless you are familiar with the worker compensation process, consider taking a few minutes and call this law office to determine if I can serve your needs.

What does worker compensation at Seagate pay for?

Seagate employees seeking worker compensation in Minnesota can seek four types of benefits.  This includes:

1.  Wage Loss
2.  Rehabilitation
3.  Disability
4.  Medical.

The average weekly wage in Minnesota is $989.  Wage loss benefits means getting compensated for a percentage of your lost wages during the period you are not able to work or seeking medical attention.

Rehabilitation includes vocational rehab benefits if a Seagate employee cannot return to the job they had before they were injured.

Also, Minnesota worker compensation at Seagate can include money due to damage to a body part.  Generally, workers have to experience a work disability longer than three days or have a permanent partial disability to qualify for these types of benefits.

What should a Seagate employee do if they are injured at work?

A person who gets injured while working at Seagate should notify their employer immediately.  A person at Seagate who does not report their injury risks loosing their right to worker compensation benefits.

Types of injuries a Seagate employee may encounter

Statistically speaking, 24% of all worker compensation claims are due to an injury to a worker’s arms or legs.  It is the experience of this law office that the most common type of injury includes a worker’s back.

Employees trying to collect worker compensation at Seagate will likely experience an injury to more than one body part.

When reviewing the nature of an injury, one of the most problematic areas for a worker trying to advocate on their own behalf is the classification of pain.  I cannot stress this enough – the doctor(s) you select are significant to the process of seeking benefits.

Bring this to every doctor’s visit

During your process of seeking medical attention, always bring the following information to your visit:

  • The name of the insurance company representing Seagate on the date of your injury,
  • Seagate’s contact information (address, phone number, fax number, etc.),
  • Your insurance claim number,
  • A list of the doctors and facilities treating you, denied worker compensation
  • A list of your medications, and
  • A list of your medical and treatment concerns.

Denied worker compensation claim at Seagate

If you work at Seagate and your worker compensation claim is denied, the insurance company must send you a Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination or (“NOPLD”).  This notice or form looks like this.

Again, the insurance company can deny some or all of your claim.  As referenced above, every element of your claim for worker compensation benefits at Seagate can fall into one of four categories:

1.  Wage Loss
2.  Rehabilitation
3.  Disability
4.  Medical.

Therefore, if you are trying to collect worker compensation at Seagate and ANY part of your claim gets denied, contact an attorney for help.