Helping You Recover For Work-Related Injuries
A single accident or any medical condition that develops over time due to your job duties can impact every aspect of your life. Wage loss from missing work alone can cause financial strife. Add medical bills to the mix, and the domino effect can seem daunting.
At The Law Office of Gretchen Hall in St. Paul, we take your medical condition and financial stability seriously. Unfortunately, a number of injured workers are denied the benefits that they deserve or their injuries are minimized by their employer and the insurance company.
If you were hurt at work, call us for a free consultation with our work injury lawyer at 651-371-6008.
We fight hard to help you receive the medical care and wage loss you need after suffering a workplace injury or illness. Our founding attorney has over 20 years of workers’ compensation experience and knows how to prepare and present a solid claim aimed at receiving maximum benefits for our clients.
What Types Of Work Injuries Qualify For Workers’ Compensation?
Most people understand that a broken bone, rotator cuff injury, head trauma, amputations and other acute injuries suffered in a work accident generally qualify under the workers’ compensation system, but many other injuries occur as well.
We are fully prepared to help you get the full compensation in all manner of job-related medical conditions, which may qualify for a workers’ comp claim, including:
- Head and brain injuries: From concussions to coma-causing head trauma and beyond, these are among the most devastating work-related injuries.
- Spine injuries: These are some of the most common injuries in workplace of all kinds, from warehouses to offices, and even minor ones can have a lasting impact.
- Manual material handling injuries: Lifting injuries are among the most common work-related injuries for retail workers, delivery truck and van drivers, factory employees and more.
- Repetitive strain injuries: The body is not well-designed to withstand repetitive motions. Injuries to the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome and other strains are common sources of pain for people in all walks of life.
- Aggravation of preexisting conditions: Insurance carriers often try to avoid paying benefits for a pre-existing condition, such as a neck or back condition. However, we fight hard for people who were denied benefits if their job duties aggravated an existing medical condition.
- Injuries in work-related motor vehicle accidents: Salespeople, workers on construction sites and in other industrial settings may be struck by a passing truck or be involved in a motor vehicle accident. If you have been in an accident while you were performing work-related duties, we can help you seek medical care and wage replacement benefits to allow you to focus on getting better.
- Mental health conditions tied to the workplace: In the past, Minnesota workers’ compensation did not recognize mental health issues unless the condition was related to a physical injury. However, with growing awareness of mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mental health conditions that arise out of and in the course of employment may now be compensable conditions.
- Hearing loss: Hearing loss is the most common workplace injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Loud environments on construction sites, in manufacturing plants, in the mining industry on the Iron Range and near heavy equipment can adversely impact your hearing.
Speak With An Experienced Lawyer To See If You Qualify For Workers’ Compensation
We are here to help you no matter what kind of medical condition you are struggling with. We take the time to explain your options and your legal rights to allow you to move forward with confidence. Our goal is to make sure you obtain the full workers’ comp benefits you deserve. If you have been struggling to obtain benefits or if you just have questions, send us an email or call at 651-371-6008.