Understanding Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Suffering any injury can change your life, but it is especially difficult when you get hurt on the job. A single workplace accident may leave you facing uncertainty about your health, your income and your career.
Thankfully, there is a system designed to address these concerns. Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law provides for payment of medical bills, lost wages and vocational rehabilitation. In order to take full advantage of these benefits, it is a good idea to work with an experienced, knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer like Steve Bradt.
What Benefits Are Available To You?
In Minnesota, there are three main categories of benefits available if you are injured on the job:
Wage loss benefits: Some work-related disabilities are temporary while others are permanent. Some people are completely unable to work while others can keep working with restrictions. Either way, wage loss benefits may be available until you are able to return to work at your full wage.
Medical benefits: Injuries typically require ongoing medical care such as hospital visits, doctor appointments, physical therapy, testing, surgery or prescription drugs. All of these costs are covered by workers’ comp insurance.
Vocational rehabilitation: Unfortunately, things don’t always return to normal after a workplace injury. Some people return to work at full capacity, but others need injury-related accommodations. If you can no longer do your pre-injury job, you may need to find other work. Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system provides for vocational rehabilitation assistance through the services of a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC).
The workers’ compensation system can be confusing and intimidating. That’s why many workers choose a skilled lawyer to advocate for them and to guide them through the process.
Worried About The Cost?
Working with an attorney is more affordable than you think. For some helpful information on how we are paid in a workers’ comp case, visit our fees page.
Call Today: Free Consultation
Call 218-212-1126 or send us an email to get your questions answered. Bradt Law Offices is based in Grand Rapids and serves clients throughout Northern Minnesota. If you have questions or concerns about your workers’ compensation claim, you can benefit from talking to an attorney with more than 35 years of experience.