What is Workers Compensation and How Does it Work?

At Fields Law Firm, injured workers throughout Minnesota contact our Workers Compensation Attorneys every day with questions about their work injuries and how Workers Compensation claims work. We’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions and topics that we get asked. Of course, you always call us at 1-888-343-5375 for answers to your questions! We would be happy to answer your questions, without any obligation to hire us.

What is Workers Compensation?

The following articles explain how Minnesota Workers Compensation works, what your rights are, and whether you qualify to file a claim for benefits.

How do I file a claim?

Many injured workers have never filed a Workers Compensation claim before. These articles help answer questions about the initial claim filing process.

What about my job?

Some injured workers are concerned about losing their job, or want to understand what to do if they are being harassed or feeling pressured to quit.

Do I need an attorney?

Deciding if you need a Workers Compensation Lawyer in Minnesota for your case is an important decision. These resources can you help you understand if, and when, you will need an attorney on your side.

What benefits are available?

Once a Workers Compensation claim has been filed, many people are uncertain what benefits Workers Compensation will provide to them. These articles will guide you through the various steps of ensuring you are receiving all of the benefits you deserve and the types of Workers Comp benefits you are entitled to.

Types of Workers Comp Benefits

Lost Wages

Medical Treatment

Job Retraining

How can I protect my future?

At Fields Law, we feel it is important to protect the interests of our clients, both now and in the future. We work to make sure denied claims are appealed properly, and that settlement offers include enough money to cover any future medical needs. These articles will help prepare you for the negotiation of benefits and any settlements you might receive.

As one of the largest and most respected work injury and disability law firms in Minnesota, Fields Law helps injured and disabled workers across the state get compensation after being hurt at work. We can help you, too. Call us at 1-888-343-5375, or fill out our free online form to Get Fields! and get the benefits you need.



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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