Understanding What Is Included In Workers’ Compensation Benefits
If you are injured in a workplace accident, or develop a disease from your working conditions, you need to understand your rights under the workers’ compensation system. Once you understand your rights, you can assertively pursue maximum compensation. In many cases, these benefits are necessary to cover expensive bills and to get back on your feet after a serious injury.
If you were previously denied workers’ compensation benefits, or have trouble collecting benefits that you are entitled to, call The Law Office of Gretchen Hall in St. Paul at 651-371-6008 to speak with an attorney.
Who Is Eligible To Receive Benefits?
Minnesota law requires that all companies provide workers’ compensation benefits for full-time and part-time employees. Benefits are required regardless of fault. Minors and non-U.S. citizens are also eligible for benefits. One notable exception is independent contractors who are not automatically protected under workers’ compensation.
Comprehensive Benefit Coverage
Many Minnesota residents assume that workers’ compensation only pays for medical expenses. In fact, worker’s compensation also provides these benefits:
- Wage losses due to missed work. Depending upon the severity of your injury, you may be eligible for temporary or permanent wage reimbursement. Benefits may fully reimburse your lost wages, or only partially cover your wages.
- Vocational training and rehabilitation services. You may be eligible for vocational training if you lose the ability to complete tasks necessary to perform your job, or if you need modifications made to your current role. Your spouse may also be eligible for vocational training if they need to return to work and become self-sufficient after your injury.
- Death benefits. If a family member dies due to a workplace-related accident or disease, you may be eligible for payment to cover burial costs.
Contact Our Skilled Lawyer For A Free Case Evaluation
Attorney Gretchen Hall has over 20 years of experience fighting for employees’ rights to workers’ compensation benefits. She can skillfully argue your case if you have been wrongly denied benefits, or are unable to collect benefits after a work injury. Call our St. Paul office at 651-371-6008, or email our firm online.