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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 carpenter from Robbinsdale fell at work carrying a heavy bathroom mirror up some stairs at a construction site. He badly twisted his ankle and had to leave work. He received workers compensation benefits and began treatment on the ankle. After weeks of physical therapy, his condition slowly worsened. His nerves in his leg were badly damaged and causing radiating pain up his leg and into his hips.

His doctors were giving conflicting opinions about his next steps, and he grew tired of the slow responses for information from the insurance company, so he called Fields Law for help.

Our Construction Accident Attorneys started by obtaining all of our client’s medical records, and our team worked with the client to find new providers that would give treatment consistent with our client’s goals. The process was delayed because the employer’s company went out of business, but our team kept up the pressure on the insurance company.

Eventually, our attorneys negotiated a $125,000 settlement with the insurance company. Our client was relieved to be done fighting his insurer, and was pleased with the professional advocacy Fields Law Firm provided at every step.

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.

What if I was hurt on the job site because of defective equipment?

If you are hurt on the job site, your employer is primarily liable for your workers compensation benefits, such as medical expenses, wage loss, and any resulting permanent disability due to your work injury. However, if your injury is caused by the fault of a manufacturer of equipment, you may have a claim for product liability against the manufacturer of the defective equipment.

What is the benefit of bringing a claim against the manufacturer of defective equipment?
In general, the most significant difference between work comp cases and product liability claims, which are asserted against the manufacturer of defective equipment, is that in product liability claims, a person may be entitled to receive compensation for additional damages that are not available in workers compensation claims.

In both work comp cases and product liability cases, you can receive compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, and any permanent injuries or disabilities. However, in a product liability claim, you may claim additional damages such as pain and suffering, loss of future earning capacity, and loss of consortium (generally, the loss of services, comfort and companionship of your spouse).

The difference is that third-party liability claims are litigated in state or federal district courts, and work comp claims are litigated in administrative courts. Each court has different rules of procedure, is required to follow different law, and has differing time frames for the resolution of cases. The forum in which your case is litigated can affect the types of compensation you receive and the length of time it takes to resolve your case. The law that the court has to apply is also affected by the forum in which your claims are presented.

What is product liability?
Essentially, product liability is the responsibility of a manufacturer or persons along the manufacturing chain to compensate for damage caused by the product. The law provides that consumers harmed by defective products have the right to receive compensation from the manufacturer for that harm.

An example of a defective equipment injury that can result in the right to bring a product liability claim follows: You, the owner of a construction company, just purchased a tower crane for use at the job site where you work. After the tower crane is erected by a crew employed by the manufacturer of the crane, you are working on the job site. While performing your duties on-site, you are injured when the brakes on the crane fail to function properly and construction material falls from above. You can bring a product liability claim against the manufacturer of the crane for the defective brakes which caused your injury.

If you have been injured on a job site due to defective equipment, call Fields Law Firm to determine what potential claims you may have to compensate you for your injuries.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
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