Have you been injured at work in Minnesota?
Work injuries can happen to even the most careful, competent employees. If you've sustained an injury on the job, the first thing you should do is notify your employer of the injury. After you have received authorization, seek medical care for your injury.
Any injury that arises in the course of your job is a worker’s compensation claim. In many cases, the injury might not initially appear to fit within the job description, but if you were hurt while working the law may cover the medical expenses.
Workers compensation coverage is a bargain between the employer and the employee. It is not fault based so the employer cannot blame the employee for comparative fault. On the other hand, the employee cannot sue the employer if they were negligent. The agreement allows for the injured employee to receive treatment, recover wage loss if missing work and to be compensated based on an agreed upon statutory rate.
However, it doesn’t always work easily. Insurance companies or employers sometimes deny and/or minimize the benefits paid out to employees injured on the job. They might allege that worker’s injuries developed while they weren’t on the job or that worker’s injuries aren’t as serious as alleged.
The process of recovering workers compensation benefits can be time-consuming and frustrating, but an experienced workers compensation attorney could make it easier for you. If you or a loved one has been hurt on the job and your claim, please fill out a free case evaluation form to learn more about how our workers compensation lawyers may be able to help you.
Our attorneys handle on-the-job injury claims involving, but not limited to, the following:
- Muscular injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments, torn rotator cuffs, and herniated disks from lifting, pushing, or other actions
- Sickness from exposure to toxins, including occupational diseases like mesothelioma or Black Lung
- Head injuries like concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) from falling objects or falls
- Tendonitis or other repetitive motion injuries
- Construction accidents
- Hearing loss or damage
- Cold and heat stress or burn injuries from accidents like electrocution; and
Assorted injuries to the back, spinal cord, shoulder, eyes, knees, neck, hip, respiratory organs, ankles, wrists, feet, and hands.
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