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If you were injured, while working, you probably are entitled to make a worker’s compensation claim. Minnesota worker’s compensation laws provide many different kinds of benefits.
The most common benefits include payment of all medical bills, payment of wage loss and, if there is permanent injury involved, a lump sum payment for permanent partial disability. Funds for vocational retraining may be available in certain situations.
If you are injured at work, you should immediately advise your supervisor of the incident so a “first report of injury” form can be completed. It is important to advise your employer as soon as possible. The many potential benefits to which you may be entitled under the workers’ compensation laws, will depend largely on the nature of your injury; the nature of your work; and the opinions of your doctor.
If you have questions as to what benefits you may be entitled to, or if you feel you employer is not responding in a fair and timely manner, you should contact a lawyer who is familiar with Minnesota Workers’ Compensation laws.
Sometimes, in addition to workers’ compensation benefits, an employee injured on the job may be entitled to bring a third party liability claim. This means you may be able to sue the person who caused your injuries — if that person is not employed by your employer.
A third party liability claim provides the injured worker with an opportunity to be compensated for damages not covered by workers’ compensation. For instance, past and future pain and suffering.
The most common situations where third party liability claims may be pursued include:
1. Car accidents that occur while the employee is working within the course and scope of his/her employment;
2. An injury that occurs while an employee is working on a project where a worker employed by another company causes the injury;
3. An injury caused by some kind of defective product.
These are the most common situations where the potential for a third party claim exists. There also are others, An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you in determining whether you have a possible third party liability claim. This could provide you with more benefits than the usual workers’ compensation claim.
Douglas E. Schmidt
Personal Injury Attorney
13911 Ridgedale Drive,
Minneapolis, MN 55305
Phone (952) 473-4530
Toll Free 1-800-656-8450
Fax (952) 544-1308
1. $54 Million for Minnesota Farmers.
2. $2.2 million for Trucking Collision Injury Case.
3. $1.4 million Jury Trial for Minnesota Farmer.
4. $2.4 million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice case.
5. $620,000 for Injury to Motorcycle Driver.
6. $450,000 for Injuries from Mack truck collision.
7. $900,000 Court Award in Farm Injury.
8. $300,000 for Man Injured in ATV accident.
9. $600,000 for Zamboni Lung Injuries.
10. $1 million Jury Award in Medical Malpractice Case.
11. $600,000 against Ford Motor
12. $600,000 in Medical Malpractice Case
13. $800,000 Judgment in Nursing Home Death case.
14. $743,000 jury verdict in car accident.
15. $445,000 in slip & fall case.
16. $1 million in sexual assault case.
17. $440,000 in sexual assault jury verdict.
18. $600,000 recovery for victims of lung injuries.
19. $3 million plus in No Fault recoveries.
20. $8 million in medical malpractice recoveries.
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