Your Rights to Workers’ Comp Benefits
Injured workers have certain rights under Minnesota law. These rights include compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses related to on-the-job injuries, but these rights also protect injured workers from harassment, retaliation, and discrimination by their employers.
At Fields Law Firm, we make it our job to protect and guide injured Minnesotans through the workers’ compensation process. Our Minnesota Workers Compensation attorneys will listen to your situation, answer your questions, and help you make informed decisions that safeguard your family and your future. Call us anytime at 1-888-343-5375 or fill out our online form to get free advice from our experienced team of legal professionals.
Injured Workers’ Rights Under Minnesota Law
In Minnesota, injured workers who qualify for workers’ compensation benefits have the rights to receive:
- Payment of lost wages due to permanent, temporary, partial, or full disability
- Fair treatment from their employers
- Medical treatment of injuries and occupational illnesses
- Training and job search services
- Reimbursement for certain injury-related expenses
A wide range of benefits and services are covered under these rights, but determining which benefits you qualify to receive can be confusing. An attorney at Fields Law can help you identify the compensation, programs, and services you may be eligible to receive under Minnesota and federal law.
Protect Your Rights
Employers have certain policies they must uphold and responsibilities they must fulfill when someone who works for them gets hurt on the job. For instance, it is illegal for employers in Minnesota to harass, intimidate, fire, discriminate against, or otherwise retaliate against employees who file workers’ compensation claims.
If you feel your rights as a worker are being denied, or if you’ve been treated unfairly by your employer or its insurance company, call us immediately. The large team of dedicated attorneys at Fields Law have extensive knowledge and diverse skills covering every aspect of the law you may encounter after getting hurt at work. If you need help at any stage of the process, contact us and get answers to your questions.