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Forestry Worker Injuries

Minnesota has many forests that provide large amounts of timber and other natural resources to industries throughout the state and across the entire country. These forests also require thousands of forestry workers to maintain and harvest those resources. Forestry workers are in constant danger of injuries due to the equipment they use and the often unpredictable nature of their jobs.

At Fields Law Firm, our Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Minnesota know that forestry workers like you can suffer life-changing injuries that may leave your future in question. We made it our goal to help people who suffer on-the-job injuries, and when you contact us, you’ll get advice and guidance that can help you get started on the right path. Just dial 1-888-343-5375, or complete our free online form.

Client Success Story

A young man worked for a tree trimming service that specialized in trimming trees on or near utility lines. Much of his time was spent in a bucket truck using heavy machinery and physically climbing tress up to 85 feet tall. He worked with the company for nearly seven years and enjoyed his work until one day a branch fell from a tree and hit him directly in the face while he was looking up. The tree branch knocked out several of the man’s teeth and caused a neck injury and a traumatic brain injury. The man underwent oral surgery and then extensive therapy to treat his injuries.

His workers’ compensation insurer refused to pay for much of the therapy that his doctors prescribed. Thus, the man turned to Fields Law Firm for help. We helped the man bring claims for the recommended medical treatment. Then, when it became clear that the man would not be able to return to the physically demanding tree trimming that he was previously capable of doing, we helped to secure him a large settlement.

Types of Forestry-Related Injuries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that forestry is a physically demanding and dangerous occupation. Some of the most common injuries in this line of work include:

  • Hauling and Traffic Accidents
    Many forestry workers suffer injuries not in the forest, but on the road while hauling timber. Workers who drive trucks that are overloaded may be unable to maneuver or steer properly, which can lead to serious accidents.
  • Chainsaw and Heavy Equipment Accidents
    Chainsaws and other sharp cutting equipment are the tools of the trade for many forestry workers. But if tools are improperly designed or manufactured, or if proper safety equipment or training isn’t provided, workers can suffer serious injuries that can lead to severe blood loss, amputation of limbs, and even death.
  • Falling Tree Accidents and Crushing Injuries
    Forestry crews can cut down hundreds of trees in a single day. When supervisors and other crew members fail to follow safety protocols, trees may fall directly in the path of workers, causing life-threatening injuries and possibly death.

No matter what type of forestry injury you or your loved one suffered, you can count on our Minnesota workers’ compensation law firm to be there for you every step of the way. Everything you discuss with us is private and confidential, so your employer doesn’t have to know you contacted us. Give us a call 24/7 – we’re here to help.

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
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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
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
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