Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Workers’ compensation benefits vary from state to state. If you have been injured in Minnesota, you likely have questions about the types of benefits you may be entitled to receive. At our Minnesota law firm, we will help explain the available benefits for your injury and protect your rights.
We are the legal team at Atkinson Gerber Law Office, and we represent those who have been injured on the job. Our firm is located in St. Paul, and we accept cases throughout the entire state of Minnesota.
Have Questions? We Will Guide You Through the Process.
Benefits available for your injury will depend on the type and nature of the injury. When injured workers come to our firm, we will sit down and explain every single step in the legal process, from filing a claim to the length of time you will receive benefits. Attorney Tom Atkinson will write down all the information that you need, answer your questions and address your concerns.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Minnesota
If you have been injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits including:
- Wage loss: Those injured in the workplace may be paid for total wage loss or partial wage loss. Total wage loss is paid at two-thirds of the wage at the time of the injury. Partial wage loss is paid at two-thirds of the wage differential between your wage at the time of the injury and your current wage. Certain limitations exist as to how long a person may be entitled to either of these benefits, and they depend on the date of the injury.
- Medical benefits: You are entitled to medical benefits whether or not you have health insurance through your own employer or your spouse’s employer.
- Vocational rehabilitation: You may be entitled to vocational benefits, including retraining for your position. Speak to our Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits attorney to learn if this applies to your case.
Other disability benefits in Minnesota include permanent partial disability (PPD), which is for the loss of function (or a certain percentage of a whole body part). The type and manner in which these benefits are paid can vary drastically. At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we can quickly determine if you are eligible for these benefits.
Were you injured in Minnesota, but you live in Wisconsin? Read our workers’ comp FAQ page for more details on out-of-state workers’ comp claims.
Contact an Attorney
At our firm, the first consultation is free. To schedule a meeting with our experienced workers’ comp lawyer, please call 651-333-3636 or contact us online. You can speak to a live person 24/7 with our after-hours answering service. Home, hospital and off-site consultations are welcome by request.