Atkinson Gerber Law Office
24/7 Live Support

Your Boss's Responsibilities Regarding Workers' Compensation

Minnesota workers, regardless of job description or duties, would be wise to know their rights regarding workers' compensation. Injured workers or those who become ill because of job conditions could have the right to medical care, recovery of lost wages and other types of financial support. It can also be beneficial to know what the employer's responsibilities are regarding workers' compensation.

When an employer fails in his or her obligations regarding workers' compensation, it can be detrimental to the worker. You should know your employer's procedures for work accident events, filing a claim and other aspects of the actual claims process. Your employer cannot prevent you or discourage you from seeking rightful compensation.

What should my employer do?

Regarding workers' compensation, an employer must do certain things. In addition to actually providing this type of insurance coverage in the first place, your boss must do the following:

  • Provide immediate emergency care when workers suffer injuries in on-site accidents
  • Post a notice of compliance with workers' compensation laws in clear view of all workers
  • Provide medical help in the event that a worker cannot find a doctor
  • Complete injury reports in a timely manner and send them into the proper places
  • Make written reports of anything that happens that results in the injury of a worker
  • Work cooperatively with further requests for information from the worker or other party regarding the workers' compensation claim

By failing to do any of the above steps, not only is the employer failing to comply with workers' compensation regulations, he or she could be directly impacting your rights and ability to get the recovery you deserve.

If you believe that your employer failed in his or her duty to you or intentionally violated regulations regarding workers' compensation, you would be wise to take quick action to find out what you should do next.

Your rights after a workplace injury

Suffering an injury in a workplace accident can be frustrating and overwhelming. You may be unsure of what to do next and how you can get the benefits you need to get better and move forward with your life.

As an injured worker, you could be entitled to medical treatment, financial support and even vocational retraining. You can protect your interests and learn more about these rights by reaching out for help with the claims process as soon as possible after an injury.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated 10 Seal for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Rated By | Super Lawyers | Thomas A. Atkinson
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb| Top Attorney Workers Compensation
  • This Attorney is Lead Counsel Verified. Click here for more Information.

As Heard on Radio

Email Us For a Response

Contact our Experienced Work Injury Attorneys

Atkinson Gerber Law Office

Get Started On Resolving Your Claim

The Minnesota Department of Labor and the Office of Administrative Hearings have temporarily halted all in person conferences. In addition scheduled hearings may also be delayed. Atkinson Gerber Law will continue to remain open with a small staff to continue assisting existing clients and answer the questions of new potential clients. The remainder of our staff will continue to assist you working remotely. We understand that this emergency magnifies the already pressing situation injured workers face with wage loss and lack of medical care. There may be some delays in responding to calls but we are making every effort to assist you. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy