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How much do I get paid for an injury on the job?

By July 31, 2019 No Comments
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How much do I get paid for an injury on the job?

After you have an injury on the job in Minnesota you may be entitled to benefits under the Minnesota worker’s Compensation system. These benefits can include wage loss, permanent partial disability, vocational rehabilitation and medical. The amount that would be owed will depend on a number of factors including:

1. The date of your injury;

2. Your average weekly wage;

3. Whether you have restrictions;

4. Current work status;

5. Working but earning less because of your injury.

Because there are some many factors that go into calculating workers’ compensation benefits after an injury on the job, it is important to discuss your case personally with a Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney. They can apply the correct law to your case and determine what the correct amount of benefits you should be paid. In the event you are getting the wrong amount of workers’ compensation benefits an attorney can also assist you in getting the benefits you are owed.

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Only Offers Limited Benefits

Minnesota workers compensation is a limited benefit system. The Minnesota legislature has determined that injured workers are allowed only certain benefits in exchange for rapid and quick recovery of benefits. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. However, typically Minnesota workers compensation cases move quicker through the system than plaintiffs in  civil cases.  Most cases from Claim Petitions are heard within 9 to 12 months, while administrative conferences will be heard within weeks. 

Minnesota workers compensation allows for four types of benefits for an injury on the job. This includes wage loss, permanent partial disability, vocational rehabilitation, and medical. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation does not cover pain and suffering, emotional distress, etc. Click here for more information regarding workers’ compensation benefits. 

If you have questions regarding your Minnesota workers compensation case contact our office today to speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Consultation is free.  We are happy to assist you.

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jerry sisk

jerry sisk

Jerry is a Minnesota workers' compensation attorney and work injury lawyer. He a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Association of Justice, and Anoka County Bar Association. He has 10/10 on Avvo, 5 Stars on Google, AV Rated through Martindale-Hubbell and National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Work Comp Section of the Minnesota Association of Justice.