What Workers’ Comp Benefits Am I Entitled To?
When you have an on-the-job injury, you are entitled to certain benefits. Novitzke, Gust, Sempf, Whitley, & Bergmanis Attorneys at Law has years of experience handling personal injury cases in Minnesota. As a full-service law firm, we can handle all of your legal needs. In addition, we specialize in workers comp benefits and help each of our clients understand their full rights and benefits under Minnesota labor law.
Put our years of workers’ compensation experience to work for you.
We help you with:
- Medical Care – You have the right to receive medical care within a reasonable and necessary scope, and that pertains to the work injury. The chances are that if you need a lawyer to help with your workers’ compensation claim, then your injuries are such that you also need medical care. Suppose the workers’ compensation insurance or your employer are denying your access to medical care. In that case, we can help remove those roadblocks and protect you from aggressive legal threats and wrongful employer actions.
- Benefits that cover lost wages as they pertain to your income from the job where you were injured. It may not cover lost wages from other jobs. These benefits are postponed by three calendar days before they take effect, and lost wage recovery can be tricky without legal help. Insurance companies and employers develop odd rules that may not be legally enforceable. Amery Law protects our clients and helps determine your legal lost wage benefit so that you receive accurate income during your workers’ compensation process.
- Permanent damage benefits – If you should lose permanent use of part of your body, such as losing an arm or leg due to the injury, You are entitled to a permanent benefit. Some guidelines spell out what a permanent loss is and the damages. Those guidelines help determine financial and medical benefits for the long term. It is essential to consider how a permanent injury will impact your life-long wages and the cost of care for that injury throughout your life.
- Family Benefit for your spouse and children should the workers’ injury be fatal. If you die from an on-the-job injury, what are you and your family entitled to as a benefit? We look at your expected life-long earnings – the money you make over the entire span of your working life and go from there. How much are you entitled to if you work at your current job until you retire? How much would you have made during that period? That money helps your spouse support your children, pay for your home, pay off debt and any medical bills that are left behind.
- Vocational rehabilitation and retraining should your injury leave you unable to continue your pre-injury job or unable to return to your pre-injury employer. Some worker injuries leave you in a medical position where you can no longer perform the job – physically or mentally – that you had before you were injured. Vocational rehabilitation retrains you to remain employable and continue to function as a participant in society.
If you have a workers’ compensation injury, give us a call. Our no-nonsense approach allows you to find out how much benefit you are entitled to and what your rights are so that you can make informed decisions about how to protect yourself and your rights.