Minneapolis Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Did you contract COVID-19 at work? You may be able to take advantage of a new bill passed by the Minnesota legislature.
On-the-job accidents and work-related illnesses put people out of work for months or years at a time. This can cause serious financial distress if you are unable to get the benefits and coverage you deserve under Minnesota workers’ compensation laws.
If you’re suffering due to work-related illness or injury in Minnesota, do not risk these consequences. Seek the assistance of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. Call on attorney Daniel J. Brazil today.
Get Compensation for Your Work Injury or Illness
Every Minnesota employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance or agree to self-insure. While this requirement serves to protect the employer from financial loss when an employee is injured, it mostly serves to provide injured or ill employees with the benefits they need to get healthy and rejoin the workforce.
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical benefits: Minnesota workers’ compensation laws state that insurance must cover all reasonable and necessary care related to your injury. Your doctor is the one who defines what is “reasonable and necessary”.
- Lost wages: If you meet all requirements for wage-loss benefits, you will receive a partial reimbursement of your income (generally two-thirds).
- Temporary or total disability benefits: You will receive benefits related to any temporary or total disabilities you may suffer due to your job-related injury. The maximum number of weekly benefits available for temporary or total disability is 275 weeks.
- Vocational rehabilitation benefits: Job-retraining programs or support you receive is also included in your workers’ comp benefits.
- Reimbursement for mileage and parking fees: Minnesota law also allows for reimbursement of your mileage and parking fees related to medical visits and rehabilitation appointments. It also reimburses you for these expenses when they are related to job search efforts.
Workers’ Compensation & Third-Part Liability Claims
You can’t sue your employer for injuries or illnesses you sustained while on the job. Yet, in some cases, you may be able to pursue a third-party liability claim. This involves suing another person or company who caused your injury, as long as that person is not another employee at your workplace of it the injury occurred while you were off-site on work business.
Still Have Questions
About Workers’ Comp in Minnesota?
Read these work comp FAQs or call our law firm today.
Request Your Free Consultation
By clicking ‘Submit’ I verify that I have read the disclaimer.
Let Us Help You With Your Workers’ Comp Claim or Appeal
We have obtained great results for many clients. We would be honored for the opportunity to seek the compensation you deserve after your accident.
Call our Minneapolis workers’ compensation lawyers at 612-874-6109 or send us a message to learn more about how we can help you with your claim. We offer free consultations to new clients. Whether you’re at the beginning of the filing process or need help pursuing an appeal after a denied claim, we’re here to support you.
We understand this is a time of uncertainty for many people. If you or someone you care about has a legal question or concern on any topic, we encourage you to reach out to our team. We’ll help if we can and we’ll point you in the right direction if we can’t.
No matter what, please know you aren’t alone in any of this. We’re here to support you.