Minnesota Construction Accident Attorneys
The construction industry is one of Minnesota’s largest employers. Thousands of workers across the state are employed as laborers, electricians, masons, carpenters, engineers, and more. The hard work of Minnesota construction workers makes new development, economic growth, and infrastructure renewal possible. But the construction industry is one of the most dangerous for workers, and on-the-job accidents happen on a far too regular basis.
Job site injuries can result in lost wages, costly medical bills, permanent disabilities, and even death. But if you or your loved one were injured while working construction, you have rights. At Fields Law Firm, our work injury attorneys are dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for our clients. Call us at 1-888-343-5375 or fill out our free form to Get Fields!
Here’s How Our Minneapolis Construction Accident Lawyers Can Help:
A Michigan man was working on a construction project in northern Minnesota, when a pulley came loose and hit him in the back of his head. Despite having a hard hat on, he was knocked unconscious and airlifted to a hospital. Fields Law Firm monitored the claim and had him work with a QRC during his recovery rather than the nurse case manager from the insurance company.
Fields Law Firm made sure all of his medical bills were paid, which were hundreds of thousands of dollars, and he was paid weekly compensation for over 2 years. As the insurance company geared up to discontinue his wage loss benefits under the statutory maximum on weeks payable, the construction accident lawyers at Fields Law Firm helped negotiate a settlement on the remaining benefits available, helping the injured Union electrician to maximize his financial position as a result of the injury and provide for his family.
Benefits Available to Injured Construction Workers
All workers have the right to a safe work environment. Most construction workers are trained to perform their jobs safely and to protect themselves and others. But, construction work sites are busy places, and everything from inexperienced subcontractors to unsafe scaffolding can cause serious injuries.
After a construction accident, you may worry about how to pay for the medical treatment you need, and how you’re going to support your family if you can’t work. Injured construction workers may be entitled to:
- Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Most employers in Minnesota are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover the costs of lost wages and hospital bills for injured workers.
- Long Term Disability Benefits
If your injury makes you unable to work for an extended period of time, you could qualify for long-term disability (LTD) benefits if you or your employer carry this type of insurance.
- Social Security Benefits
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits are available to construction workers whose injury is expected to prevent them from working for more than one year or result in death.
- Personal Injury Compensation
Injured construction workers may also be able to file claims against responsible parties if negligence, such as poorly designed or defective equipment, contributed to their accident.
If you were hurt while working in construction, Fields Law wants to help. We’ll answer your questions, determine what types of benefits you may be eligible to receive, and empower you to make confident decisions about your future. You won’t pay any workers’ comp attorney fees until we win compensation for you, so it costs nothing to tell us about your situation and get our advice. You have questions. We have answers. We get results.