Landscaping and Groundskeeping Work-Related Injuries

Businesses and homeowners throughout Minnesota often hire landscaping and groundskeeping crews to keep their lawns and outdoor areas healthy and maintained year-round. These jobs are in high demand, especially during the summer months, but they can also put workers in danger.

Landscape workers like you can suffer serious injuries from things like equipment failures, poor safety protocols, and acts of nature. If you suffered a disabling on-the-job injury, the workers’ comp attorneys at Fields Law Firm can give you the advice you need to protect your rights and your future. Contact us by dialing 1-888-343-5375 or completing a free consultation form.

Client Success Story

During the busiest part of the year, a landscaper suffered an injury to his back. He was pushing a wheelbarrow filled with approximately 150 pounds of rock up an embankment. The wheelbarrow tilted to one side and when he tried to correct the weight distribution, his body shifted with the weight, causing severe injury to his back.

The workers’ compensation insurer accepted liability for his injuries and paid wage loss and medical benefits. The man reached out to Fields Law Firm for guidance and advice. We were available to our client to answer all his questions along the way.

At one point, the doctor released the man to return to light duty work. His employer told him that he could accommodate his restrictions so he reported to work. However, even the light worked turned out to be too physically demanding. Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation insurer ignored his complaints and discontinued his wage loss benefits, alleging he refused a suitable job offer.

Our team brought a claim for ongoing wage loss benefits. We were able to secure a settlement for the man, which allowed him to take the time off he needed for his back to heal.

Types of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Injuries

Landscaping and groundskeeping workers may at be at risk of suffering injuries, such as:

  • Cuts and Lacerations
    Lawn and plant care requires the use of sharp tools, like lawnmowers, mulchers, wood chippers, and tree trimmers. If these tools malfunction or aren’t manufactured with proper safety guards, workers can suffer deep cuts and lacerations.
  • Crushing Injuries
    Landscapers often trim and cut down parts of trees to maintain their health and appearance. When crew supervisors don’t make sure all workers are clear, falling branches and debris can injure workers.
  • Eye Injuries
    Lawnmowers and tractors can throw debris over long distances at high speeds. If a rock, stick, or other object gets thrown by a lawnmower, it can cause severe eye injuries to workers in its path – especially if they don’t have proper safety equipment like safety goggles.

What to Do After a Landscaping Injury

If you suffered a landscaping injury, you’re hurting and confused, and you may be unable to go back to work. You know you need to talk to someone about your injury, but you’re afraid your employer will find out.

At our Minnesota workers’ compensation law firm, our experienced staff won’t discuss your inquiry with your employer, and all communication is private and confidential. We want to help injured workers in Minnesota get the information they need without the worry of retaliation. Give us a call today.



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
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