Injury, Workers Comp, & Wrongful Death Lawyers

Salita Receives Minnesota Association of Justice Member of the Year Award

Schmidt Salita’s Senior Trial Lawyer Dean Salita was presented with the Minnesota Association of Justice (MNAJ) award for “Member of the Year” at the annual convention at Madden’s Gull Lake Resort. 

25 Year’s Service to Injured Workers. 

Dean was honored for his 10 years of dedicated service to helping injured workers as Chair of the MNAJ Workers Compensation Committee. with increased benefits.  In presenting the award, Doug Schmidt noted, 

The member of the year award goes to an unsung hero who has worked tirelessly for the benefit of injured workers and in support of the other members of this organization that work to bring justice to the victims of workplace injuries. 

Dean has worked hard to improve workers compensation benefits by lobbying the legislature, helping draft new legislative bills, and working with labor unions.  He has brought about improvements in the following areas: 

    1. Raising the amount of benefits for both temporary and permanent disability; 
    2. Raising the presumptive retirement age to 72 years; 
    3. Creating a presumption that Covid contraction is work-related; 
    4. Creating coverage for the victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); 
    5. Providing for speedy delivery of workers compensation benefits by direct deposit. 


Success as a Workers Compensation Lawyer. 

Dean has an outstanding track record of success as a workers compensation attorney, having successfully represented injured workers in a thousand cases.  Dean has received recognition for that work as a “Super Lawyer” and receiving the AV rating (A for the highest degree of legal talent and V for the highest level of ethics and professionalism.  

National Recognition for Toxic Exposure Injuries. 

Dean serves as Chair of Toxic Exposure Committee of the Workplace Injury Law Group, a national organization.  He was a keynote speaker at the organization’s national convention in San Diego, California last spring. 

Dean currently is the lead lawyer in over 100 cases of cancer-related illnesses due to chemical exposure at the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Lake Township. 

Dean has also represented hundreds of the victims of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. 

Dean Is an Accomplished Trial Lawyer. 

In addition to his success as a workers compensation attorney, Dean is a highly respected courtroom trial lawyer in car, motorcycle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian injury cases.  He recently won a jury verdict in a wrongful death case caused by a fire in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and has successfully handled personal injury cases producing even multi-million dollar recoveries.  

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The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents.  It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.

The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota.  Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494.  The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.