Anoka Workers’ Compensation Accident Attorneys
We Represent Injured Workers
Minnesota law requires all employers to provide benefits to their employees for work-related injuries, either through workers’ compensation insurance or self-insurance.
Workers' Compensation Benefits
If you have suffered a workers’ compensation accident, you are entitled to benefits.
The four basic types of benefits provided include:
- Compensation for wage loss
- Medical benefits
- Vocational rehabilitation services
- Compensation for the loss of use of a part of the body
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Proving the employer’s negligence is not necessary to receive benefits.
Whether a work injury is the responsibility of the employer, or a coworker or contractor caused the injury, a full evaluation of the case is critical in determining if additional claims beyond the limited workers’ compensation benefits from the employer are needed.
Payments in workers’ compensation accidents help with some expenses, but do not cover all losses if you are seriously injured on the job. In most cases, it is beneficial for the employer to work to help us and you and pursue all claims, ensuring that you are taken care of, and your losses are fully compensated.
How to Proceed If You Are Injured on the Job
There are exceptions to the rules about workers’ compensation. Some employers are exempt. Let an experienced workers’ compensation attorney inform you about your benefits.
When injured on the job, keep the following:
- All claim-related documents, such as letters, medical bills, forms, and benefit checks
- The First Report of Injury form, if one is produced
- A journal your mileage to medical visits, vocational rehab services, job-search visits, and associated parking fees
- Notes of phone conversations relevant to your injury
For any paperwork or forms you send to the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Workers’ Compensation Division, write your name, Social Security number or worker identification (WID) number, date of injury, employer, and insurance company at the top of each page.
Inform your employer on your recovery and when you plan to return to work.
What Workers' Compensation Pays For
Your employer’s insurance company pays the benefits, or your employer pays them directly if self-insured.
Regardless, benefits are paid for the following:
- Reasonable and necessary medical care related to the injury
- A portion of the wages you lost because of the injury
- Permanent damage to a body function
- Payment to dependents if a victim dies because of a work injury
- Retraining if you are unable to return to the job or the employer you had before your injury
- Mileage expense to medical treatment and/or certain vocational rehabilitation activities
An individual qualifies for workers’ compensation for a variety of situations. A skilled lawyer will offer legal guidance if you have suffered a serious injury at work. The skilled workers’ compensation attorneys of Bolt Law Firm successfully handle work-related accident claims beyond what basic workers’ compensation allows.
Contact us at (763) 292-2102 for a free initial consultation to determine if your unique situation qualifies. We help our clients understand the workers’ compensation process and fight for what they deserve.