Minnesota Work Injury Lawyer
When you’ve been injured in the workplace, it is normal to be confused as to what needs to occur next. First, make sure you report the injury to your employer as soon as possible so that your employer can submit the proper paperwork to the insurance company. Second, seek medical attention and ensure that the doctor knows how and where the injury occurred in case that information has to be used as evidence in your case. Third, contact a knowledgeable Twin Cities workers’ compensation attorney to help you through the process.
Workers’ Compensation Law
Workers’ compensation is a great benefit because it enables an employee to acquire compensation for their injuries without having to file a lawsuit against the employer. There is a catch, however, and that is that an employee cannot sue their employer for compensation in addition to receiving their workers’ compensation benefits if the employee receives workers’ compensation.
What this does is present two options: go ahead and file for workers’ compensation or file a lawsuit against the employer if the injury was their fault and there is confidence that a lawsuit could be won. A settlement or jury award can provide a larger amount of money for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages, but such actions can take time. Nonetheless, most that are injured do not have the time to wait, which is why they move forward with their workers’ compensation claim.
The exception to this rule, however, is when a third party may be involved in the injury. For example, a faulty product causes the injury or a third party makes the working conditions unsafe. If that’s the case, the employee may be able to seek additional compensation from the third party.
Types Of Workplace Injuries
The types of workplace injuries are numerous. The most common causes involve hazardous conditions that lead to a slip and fall accident, falling objects, fires, and explosions. The injuries that result include back, knee, hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder injuries. The most severe include amputation, brain injury, paralysis, burn injuries and many more.
If you have sustained any of these injuries in the workplace, Russell G. Sundquist can help. He is a St. Paul and Hibbing workers’ compensation attorney who is ready to do everything possible to ensure you receive the approval that you deserve. Once approved for wage replacement benefits, you can continue on the road toward recovery so that you can enter the workforce again and provide for yourself and/or your family.
Contact a Minnesota Work Injuries Lawyer
Being injured in the workplace can be devastating when it is an injury that can keep you working for a prolonged period of time. Russell G. Sundquist understands what you are going through and wants to help you take the necessary steps toward your recovery through the acquisition of workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. To find out more about how Sundquist Law Firm can help you, call the Twin Cities office at 651-228-1881 or the Hibbing office at 800-457-4811.