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Woodbury is home to major employers like Assurant, Dean Foods, EcoWaterSystems, Globe University, and Summit Orthopedics, plus many other smaller businesses and retail shopping enterprises.
Sadly, too many Woodbury workers regularly suffer job-related injuries. Many of these injuries will result in a lifetime of disability and medical treatments.
Workers’ compensation is a form of no-fault insurance policy that all employers must provide for their injured employees unless they wish to self-insure. Unfortunately, employers and their insurers often fight valid claims, leaving workers without the benefits they need to provide for themselves and their families.
If you incurred a workplace injury, until you have a chance to call the Woodbury workers’ compensation lawyers at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers for an evaluation of your case, read on for more information about how to obtain income-loss, medical, and other benefits through the state’s workers’ compensation program.
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers is a truly regional firm known as a premier resource for those facing financial distress following an injury at work. With 15 team members in nine locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, we combine the resources and convenience of a large regional firm with the personalized service that you expect from local attorneys.
We know how to handle complicated workers’ comp cases, and we know that each client is different and deserves a custom-tailored case plan. We know that if you’re injured or facing financial difficulty, you should only have to think about getting better and being there for your family—we take on the legal work for you so that you can do exactly that.
We take care of all the heavy lifting in a worker’s comp claim, so you can focus on your life and your family.
The dedicated Woodbury worker’s comp associates at Nicolet Law boast decades of combined experience representing clients injured in the workplace. We’ve recovered over $34 million in compensation for our clients, and look forward to the chance to see how we can help you and your loved ones.
Some of our past clients include:
While no attorney can guarantee the results in any particular case, rest assured that the passionate team at Nicolet Law Firm draws on our deep well of experience to pursue the best possible outcome in every client’s claim. For more examples of our past success, consider some of our past case results.
Woodbury boasts a workforce of more than 40,000 people between the ages of 18 and 64, with more than half of those workers earning more than $40,000 a year. A bad injury on the job can quickly wipe out all the savings a person at that income can accumulate and leave them destitute.
In Minnesota, the process of compensating injured workers for wage loss and providing other benefits to assist them after they have incurred a workplace injury appears in the Workers’ Compensation Act. It’s complicated, however, and you may want our help with the application or an appeal of any wrongful denials you’ve received.
Workers’ comp provides several benefits for injured workers, including:
The four levels of disability for which injured workers in Woodbury can receive wage loss benefits are.
If you are injured on the job or suffer from a work-related illness, ask us for help in taking these steps to obtain workers’ compensation benefits in Woodbury:
Suffering a workplace injury is usually a stressful situation. You likely are finding yourself wondering how you will pay your bills if you are too injured to work, or wondering what you are going to do if your claim gets denied. Let us help alleviate some of that confusion. Here are answers to some of the questions our Woodbury clients ask us most often about obtaining benefits through Minnesota’s workers’ compensation program.
It is a matter of creating a paper trail to document your injury. In all likelihood, you won’t need to file a claim if you aren’t seeking treatment and likely will not miss more than three days of work. However, injuries can sometimes be more serious than initially believed and can come with complications that will require medical treatment.
An example to consider is if you suffered a cut on your thumb during work. It didn’t seem serious at all at the time, so you merely put a bandage on it and went on with your business. Unfortunately, the wound got infected and a week after the injury occurred you needed to be hospitalized for the infection.
In the above scenario, had you reported the injury to your employer as soon as it happened, your employer would be aware of it later and there would be little doubt as to how you acquired an infected wound on your thumb. As it is, your employer will likely wonder why the first time he or she is hearing about your workplace injury is only after it has become a serious issue.
As your employer is generally the first one to investigate the claim and the first with the opportunity to dispute it. You do not want him or her to doubt your claim’s validity. If this happens, give us a call.
Your employer can face some stiff penalties for not providing workers’ comp insurance. If they are found to be out of compliance, they can be fined $1,000 per employee for each week in which they do not provide insurance. Once the employer has been notified by the Department of Labor & Industry of the noncompliance, he or she will have 10 days to comply or contest the order. If he or she fails to respond in this timeframe, then he or she loses the right to contest.
Yes. According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, teen workers are fully entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits if they experience a work-related injury or illness.
Generally, no. The workers’ compensation program provides benefits through the insurance policy in lieu of the injured worker seeking compensation through a lawsuit. In limited circumstances, you may file a lawsuit, such as if your employer was required to provide workers’ compensation or self-insure and did not.
Another time in which a workplace injury can result in a lawsuit is if a third party (someone who is not your employer or your coworker) caused the injury, such as in a transportation accident caused by a speeding motorist during the normal scope of your employment as a delivery driver.
Finally, you can sue the workers’ compensation insurance policy if it wrongfully delays, denies, or reduces your benefits. Call us for help in filing your claim to ensure those things don’t happen, or for help in appealing if they do.
Workers’ compensation can deny a claim because:
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If you need assistance obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after suffering a workplace illness or injury, our experienced Woodbury workers’ compensation lawyers can help, and it won’t cost you anything.
With 15 team members in nine locations throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota, Nicolet Law attorneys strive to be more than just legal professionals in the communities we serve. As committed members of the Woodbury community, we ensure that when someone hires Nicolet Law, they aren’t just treated as just another case file: They are family, and we aspire to achieve the best outcome possible.
If you need help obtaining workers’ compensation benefits after suffering a workplace illness or injury, our passionate Woodbury workers’ compensation lawyers can help. For a free case evaluation, contact us online or by calling (651) 815-0017.
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Woodbury, MN 55125