Work Injuries by Job Type

Minnesota relies on a diverse labor force to support its economy. But the wide variety of jobs also means that thousands of workers suffer work injuries each year, which may put them out of work for weeks, months, or even years.

Fields Law Firm was founded with one goal: to help injured workers in Minnesota. Contact us at 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free online form.

Our Minnesota Workers Compensation lawyers have helped people who work in many different occupations, such as:

  • Agriculture and Farming
    Farmers and agricultural workers are at risk of injuries from sharp implements, heavy equipment, and even repetitive movements.
  • Construction
    Construction workers operate heavy equipment at busy work sites and may suffer a variety of serious injuries if supervisors, foremen, subcontractors and co-workers don’t follow proper safety procedures.
  • Education
    Teachers and instructors can develop painful injuries in the classroom, on field trips, or even in the school gymnasium.
  • Forestry
    Forestry workers are at risk of injury from falling trees, heavy equipment, or traffic accidents while hauling timber from job sites.
  • Highway Maintenance Workers/Road Crews
    Road crews often work just feet away from traffic passing at high speeds, which puts them at high risk of injuries.
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping
    Landscapers and groundskeepers are exposed to dangerous equipment, like lawn mowers and sharp blades.
  • Maids and Housekeeping
    People who work in housekeeping and other cleaning occupations can suffer joint pain and damage from performing repetitive tasks for hours every day.
  • Mining
    Miners are at risk of suffering injuries during cave-ins and from inhaling dangerous chemicals and gases.
  • Manufacturing
    Workers in manufacturing plants can develop repetitive stress injuries or suffer serious trauma if they come in contact with dangerous chemicals or heavy machinery.
  • Nursing and Healthcare Workers
    Contagious diseases, joint pain and degeneration, and slip and fall injuries are all risks faced by nurses and healthcare workers.
  • Office and Administrative Support
    Office workers can develop painful injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain, from working at their desks for hours every day.
  • Retail Workers
    Lifting heavy boxes, standing in one place for hours, and slipping on wet floors can cause retail workers to get hurt on the job.
  • Service Occupations
    Service workers in the food, law enforcement, security, and cleaning industries can get hurt in a variety of ways because of the nature of their jobs.
  • Service Technicians and Mechanic
    Service techinicians and mechanics who work in repair centers may get injured by hydraulic machines, dangerous chemicals, and other hazards.
  • Transportation
    People who drive commercial vehicles for a living are at an increased risk of being involved in auto accidents that can cause life-threatening and disabling injuries.
  • Undocumented Workers
    Undocumented workers often perform job tasks that can be dangerous, but they may feel like they have no resource after suffering on-the-job injuries.
  • Union Workers
    People who belong to unions often have jobs that put them at risk of suffering injuries, but they may be hesitant to speak up due to fear of their employer or union retaliation.
  • Welders/Cutters/Solderers
    Metal workers use intense heat and toxic fluids to weld, cut, and solder metal, but they can suffer severe burns and develop occupational illnesses if their workplace doesn’t provide proper safety equipment.


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
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
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
Michael Rosa
Michael Rosa
00:01 01 Dec 18
Evan was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgable, informative and patient. Evan Sanford and Fields law took my case when other lawyers pretty much told me to pound sand. The outcome was a substantial amount of money that will take the pressure off of me for years to come. I would absolutely recommend Fields law.read more
17:49 02 Dec 18
It is very difficult for the average disabled person to battle the disability insurance and Social Security disability industries. I was very sick, exhausted, and stressed out about being denied and told that I can work by someone who doesn't even know me! The paperwork was daunting and had to be filled out multiple times. I chose Field's Law Firm after finding them online. They took over my claims and handled all of the paperwork and appeals that were necessary. They even went to a hearing with me to the Social Security Judge. Field's also kept me in the loop every step of the way. This allowed me to focus more on myself and greatly reduced my financial anxiety. They don't get paid unless you get paid. You truly have nothing to lose and everything to gain! I am truly appreciative of Field's Law Firm!read more
Raphael Roe
Raphael Roe
00:35 04 Dec 18
I had the pleasure of working with Patrick Kramer for my LTD appeal. He walked me through the entire process and answered all my questions. Patrick called me anytime there was new information and went above and beyond what I expected. It was one of the most stress free processes I’ve had to deal with thanks to the team at Field’s! Thank you for all your hard work! -Michael Roe, Monroe, MIread more
Donna Williams
Donna Williams
19:07 06 Dec 18
My attorney, Blake Bauer and paralegal, Samantha Kurschner are wonderful. Whenever I need to speak with one of them, they are always available. If I have to leave a message, my call is promptly returned. They worked diligently on my case and won my LTD claim. I highly recommend Fields Law Firm.read more
Lori Anderson
Lori Anderson
20:33 04 Dec 18
Jodie has been a wonderful person and on top of my social security disability claim. The attorneys are great and very thorough with what they do. Would recommend Fielsd Law Firm to everyone. Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Todd Burge
Todd Burge
15:40 11 Dec 18
I worked with Attorney Hans Lodge on a large debt collection from a creditor. He was able to determine that there was a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and swiftly moved into legal action. This whole matter was completely and quickly resolved within a couple of months. This whole situation could not have turned out any better on my end. I highly recommend working with Hans or any of the attorneys at Fields Law Firm!read more
John Notaro
John Notaro
05:09 09 Jan 19
Fields law represented me with class and always had the answers I needed to know every step of the way. Patrick and Jodie always kept me informed when there were updates to my case with a phone call. I can't recommend Fields law enough. I know I couldn't have won my case without the hard work of their entire team. Thank you all and most importantly how you changed my life for the better.read more
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