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Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in one year, over 63,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported among Minnesota’s private industry employers, resulting in a rate of 3.1 cases for every 100 full-time equivalent workers. Yet, although these individuals survived these accidents, it does not mean they did not suffer devastating and life-changing repercussions as a result, such as substantial income loss and astronomical medical expenses.

For these reasons, if you sustained a work-related injury or became sick on the job, you need to reach out to a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. Fortunately, with Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, on your side, you will not have to take on this legal battle alone. Rather, you can focus on your recovery while these attorneys fight for the financial damages you are entitled to.

If you have been injured in an accident at work or are suffering from a work-related injury, it probably feels like the deck is stacked against you. The truth is, you’re right; it is stacked against you.  Your employer – no matter how much they like you – is worried about their own bottom line. Their workers’ compensation insurance carriers are worried about their bottom line. The hospital is worried about getting paid for your medical treatment.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers In Minnesota

The Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers law firm was founded to help those injured in an accident recover and rebuild. Today, not only have our experienced and dedicated attorneys and legal staff done just that, but we have also made sure that each of our clients gets the personal attention they need and the respect they deserve.

As a result of this drive, hard work, and dedication, our firm has helped thousands of injured individuals and collected millions of dollars on their behalf through settlement negotiations and jury verdicts. For instance, in one of our most recent workers’ compensation cases, we helped a client reach a settlement that allowed him to receive over 95 percent of the total value for lost wages and permanent disability with all his medical expenses paid.

In Minnesota, the attorneys of Nicolet Law Office are looking out for the legal rights and the financial and personal well-being of injured workers like you. Our only goal is to make sure you get the full workers’ compensation benefits you deserve for your medical expenses and lost wages. We are not successful unless you have what you need to get better and make ends meet after suffering a work-related injury. We handle workers’ compensation claims on a contingency basis, which means we don’t collect a fee unless you collect financial benefits.

About Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota

Workers’ compensation refers to a no-fault system designed to provide benefits to employees who have been injured on the job or as the result of their employment activities. This system was also set up to help limit an employer’s liability since employees cannot sue their employer for these types of accidents. Instead, they can bring a workers’ compensation claim that allows them to receive medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs for the injuries they suffered on the job.

These work-related injuries typically involve a condition caused, accelerated, or aggravated by their employment activities, such as:

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Occupational diseases
  • Qualifying mental injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Repetitive type injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is often seen in employees of large stores such as Target, or grocery store clerks such as those at Kowalski’s Market

If an employee suffers one of these injuries or qualifying diseases, all they need to show to obtain compensation for their work-related harm is that their employment activities were a substantial contributing factor to their disability and need for medical care.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Minnesota

Workers’ compensation benefits are paid whether the employee or the employer caused the accident. Typically, these benefits include wage loss, vocational rehabilitation, and medical rehabilitation, such as:

  • Medical care related to the injury, as long as it is necessary and reasonable
  • Wage-loss benefits for part of the income the employee lost because of the accident
  • Benefits for permanent damage of a body function
  • Dependent benefits if an employee dies because of their work injury
  • Vocational rehabilitation services if the employee cannot return to the same job they were performing
  • Travel mileage to obtain treatment

However, to help ensure you receive these benefits, it is important to reach out to a Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyer, such as those at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, promptly after your accident. These attorneys can go over your work-related incident, determine which benefits you may be entitled to, and fight for maximum compensation.

Which Employees Are Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota?

Even though workers’ compensation insurance covers almost every employee in Minnesota, some workers are exempt from this system.

These individuals include:

  • Home employees, or those who work in a private home and make less than $1,000 over three months
  • Certain farmworkers
  • Casual employees
  • Independent contractors

That is why if you are considering filing a workers’ compensation claim but are not sure if you qualify for these benefits, you need to contact a skilled Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. These lawyers can not only verify whether you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but they can also help you go after the benefits you need.

Protecting Injured Workers

We represent workers who have suffered injuries or have conditions such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries, skull fractures and concussions
  • Neck, back and spinal cord injuries including paralysis and paraplegia
  • Joint injuries, including knee, ankle and hip injuries
  • Occupational diseases
  • Repetitive use injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome and shoulder injuries
  • Loss of vision or hearing loss
  • Burn injuries

We go beyond workers’ compensation in search of the resources our clients need to recover from their injuries. This includes pursuing personal injury claims against negligent third parties. Our firm is equipped to handle both of your claims in-house, resulting in the most efficient process possible.

Why Do You Need to Hire a Minnesota Workers Compensation Lawyer?

Your first priority after a workplace accident is to seek medical attention. However, after you get the medical help you need, you should reach out to a Minnesota workers compensation lawyer, such as those from Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers, as soon as you can.

These attorneys cannot only make sure you receive the legal guidance you need during this challenging time but they can also:

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  • Ensure you understand the whole legal process involved with your workers’ compensation claim, and answer any questions you may have regarding it.
  • Prepare all the legal documents and paperwork required for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
  • Investigate your work-related accident and secure the evidence needed to show the extent of your injuries and your inability to work because of the disability.
  • Handle all the conversations and negotiations with the insurance company that wants to not only deny your claim but pay you less than you deserve.
  • Handle situations where your employer retaliated against you after filing a workers’ compensation claim.

For these reasons, if you suffered an on-the-job injury or a work-related illness, do not wait any longer to get the legal help you need. Instead, contact Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers today at (612) 446-3999 for a free case evaluation and let us show you how our Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers can fight for you and your rights. We have offices throughout Minnesota, including WoodburyDuluthHibbing and Minneapolis.

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“Russell Nicolet represented me for a personal injury case. He was kind, compassionate, and professional. He made my concerns his concerns. He was quick to respond to my calls and emails. He kept me up to date on the progress of the case. Every interaction with Russel and his staff was a positive experience. If you are looking for a personal injury attorney, I highly recommend Russell, or his colleagues at Nicolet Law.”
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Eau Claire, WI 54701

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Hudson, WI 54016

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New Richmond, WI 54017

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Rice Lake, WI 54868

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Wausau, WI 54403

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Duluth, MN 55802

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Hibbing, MN 55746

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