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Addressing Workers’ Compensation Uncertainty Created By An On-The-Job Injury

Even the most hardworking and talented professionals can find themselves sidelined due to a work-related injury. If you have been injured while performing your job-related duties, you need immediate legal representation to potentially even the odds you may face.

Workers have specific timelines for reporting an injury suffered while performing their duties. While you may feel resistance to report because you fear losing your job, immediate notification is of paramount importance to avoid a potential denial.

Timing Is Everything

At Fuller Wallner, Attorneys at Law, we know that time is of the essence in making your employer aware of the injury you suffered. We possess skills, knowledge and insight into the complex worker’s compensation process, including the process involved in third-party claims. Additionally, we have attorneys licensed for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods.

From repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel to catastrophic and potentially career-ending injuries, both physical and psychological, we employ all of our resources to find a path to securing compensation. While we have been successful in administrative processes in both state and federal courts, we have also appeared before courts of appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. If your injury is enduring, we can help you seek Social Security Disability benefits.

Our Focus Is On Workers

In our practice of workers’ comp, we focus on workers, not employers. Large corporations possess vast resources. Their goal is to dispute claims or pay as little compensation as possible. In many cases, they will outright try to undermine a claim or deny the validity of workers’ compensation claims. Our job is to remain at your side and pursue the best outcome possible.

Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions

With more than 50 years of experience, we have seen a lot of workers’ comp questions here at Fuller Wallner, Attorneys at Law. We know that it helps our clients learn as much as possible about the law and their legal options. To help, here are a few of the questions we see most often:

Can I quit my job while on workers’ comp in Minnesota?

You can always quit your job if you’re an at-will employee. But if you do it while receiving workers’ comp, there may be some ramifications that you want to keep in mind. For instance, workers’ comp often pays a portion of your lost wages and medical bills. If you quit the job, those medical bills may still be covered, but you may not receive as much money for wage replacement.

How much does workman’s comp pay in Minnesota?

If you have medical bills and related costs, workers’ comp should cover all of them. As long as you are eligible – you were performing the duties of your job when you were injured – you should not be responsible for your own medical bills. When it comes to lost wages, though, you may simply get a partial payment, such as two-thirds of your standard rate. Minnesota does have a minimum weekly payment of $130 and a maximum of $850.

How is employee compensation determined?

Employee compensation is determined by considering all of the costs that are directly related to the injury. This may start with lost wages, which can be calculated by looking at the employee’s hourly rate and the number of hours they’re going to miss at work. Compensation is also provided for medical bills. This is going to be different in every case, as various treatments and injuries have vastly different costs, and that’s why medical evidence is so important. This documentation helps to link the injury to the accident and the medical bills.

Contact Us

For more information, call our Bemidji office at 218-203-9710. You can also fill out our online form to send us a brief description of your situation, and we will respond quickly.