Case Types We Handle
If you were injured at work or you’re disabled and can no longer do the work you used to do, Fields Law Firm can help. Every day, people throughout Minnesota call us to get answers to their questions and for advice. We can explain how to get the compensation you deserve and the medical care you need to get better.
Fields Law handles several different kinds of injury and disability claims, including:
- Workers’ Compensation
If you’ve been hurt on the job, our workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help you get the benefits you need to support your family while you get better. We know the workers’ compensation process can be confusing, and we’re here to lead you through it.
- Construction Accidents
Whether you were injured in an electrical accident or hurt due to subcontractor negligence, our construction accident lawyers can help you get all of the compensation you deserve and the benefits you need to get better and return to work.
- Long-Term Disability
Long-term disability insurance coverage is supposed to provide you with compensation when an injury or medical condition keeps you from working. Our long-term disability lawyers will help you file a claim for benefits with your insurer or protect your rights if your claim was denied.
- Social Security Disability
You’ve paid into the Social Security system for years, but the Social Security Administration denies more than half of all initial claims for Social Security Disability benefits. Our Social Security Disability attorneys will build a strong claim on your behalf, so you have the best possible chance of getting your benefits or winning your appeal.
- Personal Injury
Our personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the claims process if you’ve been hurt. Whether you were injured while using defective products at work, in a car accident, or slipped and fell on a job site, we’ll investigate your claim and help you get the compensation you need to get better and get back to work.
At Fields Law, we work hard to relieve your stress and take the burden off your shoulders, so you can focus on getting better. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call is free. The advice is free. Contact us anytime to Get Fields! on your side.
What is the difference between workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, and long term disability insurance?
- Workers Compensation
Most employers in Minnesota are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured at work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may compensate you for your injuries and lost wages, regardless of how long it takes you to return to work.
- Social Security Disability (SSD)
The Social Security system is funded by taxes and administered by the federal government. In addition to workers’ compensation, Social Security disability benefits are available to injured workers if they meet certain criteria and their injury is expected to keep them from working for at least one year or result in death.
- Long Term Disability Insurance
Long term disability insurance is provided by private insurance companies. Sometimes your employer will offer it as part of a benefits package, but in many cases, you must choose to participate and pay the premiums. Long term disability plans vary based on the insurance company and the level of coverage you choose.
Your eligibility for workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits can play an important role in determining your eligibility for long term disability benefits. If you were hurt on the job, you may be eligible for more than one type of benefit.