Work related injuries can occur at anytime from a simple slip and fall to a repetitive trauma or stress injury. There are over 1.8 million work related injuries reported annually. 600,000 of theses injuries result in workers to miss time from work. Conversely, there are a large number of work related injuries that go unreported. In fact, there may be twice as many injuries that go unreported because workers fear being punished by their employer for speaking up about their injury.
If you are aware you sustained a work related injury, the best thing to do is to report the injury to your employer immediately. Obviously, if you wait too long, the benefits you are entitled to may be effected. Most employers have internal policies about who you need to report a work related injury to and when they need to report the injury.Although these policies are implemented by the employer and, in some cases, you may have even signed a document agreeing to those policies, the employer’s polices do not change the “legal” requirements under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act.
If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits or need to discuss your Minnesota workers compensation case, we at the Law Office of Thomas Mottaz are workers’ compensation attorneys that help people with Minnesota work injuries anywhere in MN. Contact us for a free consultation and we will answer your questions or help you find the right lawyer for your situation.