Types of Workers Comp Benefits

In Minnesota, most employers are required to carry workers compensation insurance. This insurance provides a variety of workers comp benefits and services to injured workers and their dependents, including payment of lost wages, vocational training, and medical expenses.

Calculating lost income, determining your percentage of partial or total disability, and figuring out what compensation you’re eligible to receive can be a complex and confusing process. But you don’t have to do it on your own. The dedicated team of Minnesota workers compensation attorneys at Fields Law Firm can identify what benefits you may be eligible to receive and walk you through the claims process every step of the way. Call us anytime at 1-888-343-5375 or fill out our free form to Get Fields!

Benefits Covered by Workers Compensation

In Minnesota, injured workers who qualify for workers compensation may be eligible to receive:

  • Lost Wages
    You may be eligible to receive a percentage of the wages you lost because of your injuries. The amount you can receive is subject to cost of living adjustments and depends on a number of factors including salary and how long an injury impairs your ability to work.
  • Medical Treatment
    Medical treatment deemed “reasonable and necessary” to treat an on-the-job injury is covered under Minnesota workers compensation. The costs of prescriptions, medical equipment, and home health care may also be covered.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
    If you have difficulty returning to work or your employer is unable to accommodate your work restrictions, you may be eligible for vocational rehabilitation. Vocational rehabilitation benefits can include skills training and job-search services.
  • Survivor Benefits and Burial Expenses
    Spouses, children, and other dependents of workers who die because of workplace accidents or occupational illnesses may be eligible to receive dependency benefits. Workers compensation can also cover the costs of burial expenses.
  • Disability Benefits
    If a workplace injury prevents you from working or causes you to work reduced hours, you may qualify for additional disability benefits, including Long Term Disability benefits from private insurance and federal Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Mileage Reimbursement
    Parking fees and mileage accrued traveling to and from medical visits, vocational rehabilitation services, and job-search visits can be reimbursed under Minnesota workers compensation law.

A qualified workers compensation attorney at Fields Law Firm can determine what types of benefits you or your dependents may be eligible to receive. Use us as your resource. Calls are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us to get the answers and advice you need to make confident decisions about your future.



John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
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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
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Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
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ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
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Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
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19:19 09 Nov 18
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Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
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