Work Comp Benefits in Minnesota
Your employer and their insurance company are responsible for the payment of benefits to you or on your behalf if you are injured while on-the-job for your Minnesota employer. Minnesota law requires that your employer provide Workers’ Compensation coverage to pay your medical expenses and a portion of your lost wages should you be injured at work.
Malters, Shepherd & Von Holtum is your experienced Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law firm in Southwest Minnesota. We have been representing injured workers for the past 35 years. Let us help you with your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation claim.
The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation system is regulated by the State of Minnesota. The law provides for payment or reimbursement of your work-related medical bills as well as for weekly lost wages. If your injury is permanent, you may be entitled to additional compensation. Under Minnesota law, an “injury” also includes occupational illnesses and diseases which you may have contracted due to your work environment.
You will be eligible for payment of Workers’ Compensation benefits, including payment for your medical treatment of your injuries or illness if:
- the injury or illness happened at work or the disease or illness is related to your job; and
- you are an employee who was hurt on the job and not an independent contractor.
Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Payments
If you are an employee injured on the job, the following Workers’ Compensation benefits may be available:
- Payment of medical bills related to the treatment of your work injury
- Payment of a portion of your lost wages due to income loss
- Payment for permanent impairment or loss of function of one or more body parts
- Provision of vocational rehabilitation services, potentially including retraining, if you are unable to return to your prior position
- Payment to your spouse and dependents if you die as a result of your work-related injury, illness or disease
Filing a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation claim can be confusing and the process can be frustrating. Different laws determine which payments of medical benefits, wage loss benefits, permanent impairment ratings and death benefits may be available to you or your dependents. Having an attorney on your side to help you navigate through the insurance system, the Workers’ Compensation claim and any necessary appeals will protect your rights and reduce your stress.
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If you’ve been injured in a Workers’ Compensation injury in Minnesota, contact us to get started on resolving your Workers’ Compensation claim. Remember, consultations with prospective clients on Workers’ Compensation cases are free of charge.