Workers Compensation

Workers’ Compensation

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If you have been injured at work in Minnesota, you have rights under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, including access to wage, medical and rehabilitation benefits. Unfortunately, your employer and the representative from the workers’ compensation insurance company will not always inform you of all of your rights under Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law. The experienced MN work comp attorneys at Osterbauer Law Firm will fight for your rights and make sure that you understand all of your options. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call the experienced workers’ compensation lawyers at Osterbauer Law Firm in Minneapolis today.

We provide a free, no-obligation initial consultation to anyone who has been hurt on the job. We are happy to meet with you in our office, over the phone, or we will travel to meet you. Call or text our lead attorney, Joe Osterbauer directly at 612-334-3434 or contact us online today. You don’t have to face the daunting prospect of a work injury alone. Our lawyers have 76 years of combined experience and are here to help guide you through this process and make sure you get all of the benefits you deserve.

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    Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Working to Protect Your Rights and Get the Workers' Compensation Benefits You Deserve

    We understand that the workers’ compensation system is complex and overwhelming. While you want to comply with your employer’s wishes, you also have rights that need to be protected. You want to get back to work as soon as possible, but also have restrictions on what job duties you can perform. There are cases where injured workers are pushed to return to work before they are fully healed or are not informed of all of their options under Workers’ Compensation law in Minnesota. If you have questions about your work-related injury, call an experienced workers compensation attorney at Osterbauer Law Firm in MN for a free initial consultation.

    Speak Directly to our Lead Injury Attorney, Joe Osterbauer

    If you need immediate answers, you can call or text our lead attorney Joe Osterbauer directly at 612-334-3434. Mr. Osterbauer is recognized as a knowledgeable and aggressive advocate for injured workers in Minnesota and is available weekends, nights, or business hours. When you need help, he will either answer or do his best to get back to you as soon as possible. Each attorney at the Osterbauer Law Firm is dedicated to providing you the highest level of service and keeping you informed every step of the way while we work towards getting you the best possible outcome for your case.

    We Serve Hurt Workers from All Industries for Injuries Big and Small

    It’s possible to get hurt while working at any job, and therefore, a workers’ compensation claim could potentially be pursued against any employer in any industry. Of course, there are certain jobs that, due to the dangerous work conditions, heavy lifting required or other circumstances, make themselves more likely to produce injuries. Some of these jobs include:

    Common Questions about Workers' Compensation

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Many people know that workers’ compensation is an insurance program that is designed to provide protection for workers injured on the job. However, workers’ compensation also overs sickness that is related to work, as well as chronic health issues that are associated with specific types of work.

    The benefit for employers is that if they offer workers’ compensation, which is required by law in most areas, they cannot be sued by employees for negligence in the event of injury or illness.

    While each claim is different, most claims are processed within four to eight weeks of filing. However, these claims can also be denied, or the worker may not accept the settlement as fair, which then creates the additional time required for the appeals process.

    It is important to understand the timeline for filing a workers’ compensation claim. In most cases, the injured employee must report the incident to the direct supervisor or designated individual within 30 days of the event. Then, there will be the requirement to complete a workers’ compensation form for the claim as well as meet with an approved doctor in the network to start the process.

    If you are injured on the job or have a job-related illness, workers’ compensation claims provide financial compensation for medical expenses and lost wages during treatment and recovery.

    A minimum premium is the price for writing a workers’ compensation policy for a business. This is based on the payroll for the business, and it is the most basic and limiting type of policy.

    It is essential for an employee to complete all workers’ compensation forms without any omissions. This includes attending doctor’s appointments and ensuring the required medical documents are submitted with the claim to provide information on the injury or illness.

    Workers’ compensation settlement is based on a formula. The specific type or types of injuries, the ability to return to work, and the type of medical treatment required are all factors in the settlement amount. When the workers’ compensation claim is denied or not paid in full, the injured employee can appeal the decision through several processes.
    Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that helps to provide financial compensation for employees hurt on the job. In return for providing the coverage, the business is also protected from legal action by employees hurt on the job or who have a job-related illness.
    It is not uncommon for people to have benefits through both workers’ compensation and SSDI. However, workers’ compensation benefits may be decreased based on the amount of workers’ compensation paid through the settlement process.
    Independent contractors working on a job are not covered by workers’ compensation. Businesses cannot classify employees as independent contractors to avoid coverage. If an employee is denied workers’ compensation, talking to the team at Osterbauer Law Firm should be your first step.
    No, like independent contractors, subcontractors are not employees of a business and are not covered by workers’ compensation.
    Workers’ compensation benefits are not considered income for either state or federal taxes.