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Minnesota Worker's Compensation

If you were hurt on the job, you may be able to recover a monetary award under state and/or federal workers' compensation laws, such as the Black Lung Act. There are many important distinctions between workers' compensation claims and personal injury claims. The bad news is that you are likely to recover less compensation for your injury if you were hurt on the job than if you were injured outside the workplace. The good news is that you can receive compensation even if the incident that caused your injury was not your employer's fault. Workers' compensation issues are handled at a hearing, not a trial, and are handled by an Administrative Law Judge.

Many types of work-related injuries are compensable. An injury that occurs in an instant, such as a strain or rupture, is compensable. Furthermore, injuries that occur over time, such as a hearing loss caused by constant exposure to loud noises, are also compensable. Even foreseeable injuries or diseases caused by a particular type of hazardous employment, such as asbestosis and silicosis, are compensable.

Workers' compensation benefits typically include the cost of your medical care, medical devices (crutches, hearing aids, etc), and medication. In addition, you may be eligible for nursing care, occupational therapy, vocational training, and even educational expenses.

Depending on the facts of your case, you might be able to seek workers' compensation benefits and bring a personal injury action against a third-party wrongdoer. For example, if your employer rents the building you work in and you become injured after stumbling on a poorly-maintained walkway, you might be able to file a workers' compensation claim against your employer and bring a premises liability claim against your employer's landlord.




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