On-the-job accidents happen every day and in every kind of job. Millions of workers are injured, and thousands die every year while on the job. If you have been injured or hurt at work, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. These benefits cover a wide scope of on-the-job injuries, including:
Workers' comp is administered by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (Workers' Compensation Division), is paid for by an employer's insurance and is designed to minimize the effect of job-related injury and illness on both employees and employers.
Workers' compensation benefits protect you for medical expenses and lost wages, but they also protect your employer from excessive lawsuits. Workers' comp benefits cover serious work-related injuries whether they are your fault or another's. If your case involves an injury from a defective product or is the result of a subcontractor, further compensation from these third parties may be sought through a personal injury action.
Learn about the process of filing a workers' compensation claim and how our lawyers can help maximize your workers' comp benefits.
Work-related injuries are common results of workers falling from elevated structures or equipment, vehicle accidents on highway construction sites, factory and agricultural machinery accidents, cave-ins at a mine or construction trench, carbon monoxide poisoning, improperly guarded or malfunctioning machinery and all types of motor vehicle accidents involving trucks, cars and forklifts.
At Bennerotte & Associates, we are dedicated to making sure you get the full extent of the benefits coming to you if you've been hurt at work. Sometimes your employer may not understand what you are entitled to, or they may not care. We do. An accident at work can change your life forever and even for the short term; you are entitled to have your medical expenses paid and be compensated for lost wages. If you have lifelong injuries and cannot return to the job in which you were injured, you may be entitled to further benefits including retraining.
It is important that you are not sent back to work before you are fully able. Regardless of your employer's concerns, what is most important for you is that you have the time and medical care needed to recover fully from a work injury.
Do not delay if you or a loved one has been hurt at work. Contact the attorneys at Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., as soon as possible to be sure you receive the full benefits rightfully due to you. Call us at 651-587-8423 to set up a free, confidential consultation. You may also contact us with our online form.
If you have been injured, do not accept any payment or sign anything for the insurance company until you have had an independent attorney review your case free of charge.
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Eagan, MN, 55121