Minnesota Construction Worker Injuries And The UCWCP
There is a special procedure for Minnesota union construction workers who are injured on the job. The Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP) is an alternative to the state’s standard workers’ compensation system. There are only a few attorneys who assist injured construction workers with UCWCP claims — our lead attorney, Tom Atkinson, is one of them.
If you are covered under the UCWCP, this means that both your employer and your union have chosen to participate in the program, and you must pursue compensation through this avenue if you are injured on the job. Contact our experienced attorneys for assistance with a UCWCP claim after any type of construction accident or injury, including:
- Scaffolding accidents, including falls
- Injuries caused by unsafe equipment/equipment failure/defective equipment
- Injuries caused by falling objects
- Welding accidents
- Ironworker accidents
- Injuries caused by unsafe ground conditions
- Explosion accidents
- Ladder fall injuries
- Wall or trench collapse injuries
- Crane accidents
- Bridge accidents
- Electrical injuries
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
While the UCWCP was created with the goal of helping construction workers obtain quality medical care and wage-replacement benefits, navigating the UCWCP process after an injury can be daunting. And, benefits can still be wrongly denied, just like regular workers’ compensation claims. The primary motivation behind a denied claim is always the same — cutting costs.
Construction Worker Repetitive Stress Injury Lawyer
Construction work often involves repetitive motion. Whether you are bending, lifting, pulling, twisting, grasping, or using a jackhammer, paintbrush or another tool, or doing some other activity on a regular basis, often, over time, these types of motions can lead to repetitive stress/strain injuries (RSIs).
It is important to know that, even if you worked for several different employers doing repetitive motion, your last employer is considered liable for the injury.
Contact our law firm if you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendinitis or another type of repetitive strain injury.
Contact Our Minnesota UCWCP Claim Attorneys
To schedule a free initial consultation, contact Atkinson Gerber Law Office at 651-333-3636. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment. We represent clients in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.