Union Workers and Workers Compensation

Whether you work in manufacturing, automotive, mining, or any other trade where you’re represented by a union, you may be hesitant to seek legal help after an union job injury – especially if you’re worried about your employer finding out.

At Fields Law Firm, we know that privacy is a big concern after getting hurt at work. That’s why our workers’ compensation lawyers keep all client communication confidential, so you can get advice on your next steps without worrying about losing your job. Contact us today at 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free contact form.

Client Success Story

Our law firm represented a union worker who suffered an injury to his right arm while building an electrical power substation. The man underwent a difficult surgery to repair a torn bicep and experienced complications during the surgery. Due to the work injury and all the effects it had on our client’s health, he sustained a permanent partial disability and required ongoing medical care.

He was initially paid workers’ compensation but the insurer discontinued benefits, despite his inability to return to his work. Our team of workers’ compensation lawyers fought the employer and the workers’ compensation insurer to secure a $150,000 settlement to compensate the man for lost wages and for both past and future medical expenses.

Common Union Worker Injuries

Because union workers often hold a variety of jobs, their injuries can vary from case to case. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Electrocution Injuries
    Electricians and powerline workers often come into contact with live wires conducting high voltages. If workers don’t have proper safety equipment or training, they can be electrocuted and suffer burns and other serious injuries.
  • Crushing Injuries
    People who work on assembly lines and in manufacturing facilities are often around heavy equipment that runs at high speeds. If parts of their bodies or clothing get stuck in the machines, they can suffer crushing injuries that can be life threatening.
  • Lung Injuries
    Miners work deep underground around hazardous chemicals and substances. Over time, workers who breathe in these substances may develop lung injuries that can make it impossible to work.

If you were hurt at work, you shouldn’t have to worry about retaliation from your employer. Get in touch with the workers’ comp lawyers at Fields Law. We’re one of the largest work injury law firms in Minnesota, and we’re here to help.