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Know your right to workers’ compensation in Minnesota

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2019 | workers' compensation

You were working hard on a construction site when you realized that you were losing your footing. You reached out to grab a nearby railing to prevent a fall, but it snapped away in your hands.

A few moments later, you found yourself on your back on the ground. You had hit your head, broken several bones and were in critical condition. It’s amazing that you’ve recovered as much as you have today.

Workers’ compensation is there for people who are hurt in situations like yours

Workers’ compensation coverage is intended to be used in situations like yours. You were doing your job and got hurt. It may not have been anyone’s fault, or it may have been a problem with the equipment. With workers’ compensation, you’re guaranteed some coverage so that you can still receive a portion of your wages and have your medical care paid for.

You will need to speak with your employer to start the claims process as soon as possible. In some instances, people are denied the benefits that they have a right to. In others, their employers don’t have the correct coverage. No matter what situation you end up in, there is a remedy to be had. With the help of your attorney, you can appeal decisions that are harmful to you and work hard to get the coverage and financial support that you need.

Our website has more on this important topic and what you need to do if you get hurt on the job. Workers’ compensation is a right for employees, so make sure you make a claim.