Northland Lawyers Ready to Help with Personal Injury or Workers Comp Claims
Have you ever suffered from an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence? Maybe you got hurt on the job – even though you were following all the rules.
If either of these sounds familiar, then you know how difficult the situation can be. It is not just about the pain and suffering, but the financial burden that it imposes on you. Medical bills can pile up, you might have to take time off work, amongst other expenses.
Fortunately, Olson, Poole & Envall can help you fight to be compensated for your losses. Our experienced team of lawyers has assisted countless others, and they understand what it takes to get you what you need and deserve.
Compensation for Injury That You Need in Minnesota
Personal injury law is a broad term that encompasses various types of cases, including:
In Minnesota, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim is two years from the time of the accident. If you fail to file it within two years, you may lose your right to receive compensation.
When it comes to personal injury claims in Minnesota, there is a contributory negligence law. This means if you are found to be partly responsible for the accident, your compensation may be reduced. For example, if you were involved in a car accident and were found to be 20% at fault for the collision, your compensation may be reduced by 20%. Additionally, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault, you may not be able to receive any compensation at all.
Additionally, Minnesota is also a no-fault state. This means that if you are involved in a car accident or any other accident, you will seek compensation from your own insurance company, regardless of who was at fault. You may still file a lawsuit against the party at fault, but only if your expenses exceed the no-fault benefits.
As part of personal injury law, you are entitled to seek damages for losses such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and even punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions were intentional or malicious. It’s essential to understand that every case is different, and the damages awarded depend on the specific circumstances of the case.
Remember, our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing upfront. We only receive payment if we win your case.
Don’t Take On the Job Accidents in MN Lying Down
Accidents at work can happen to anyone, no matter how careful one is. Any injury that you sustain while carrying out your duties at work can impact your ability to work, health, and finances. Nobody wants to be in this situation, but sometimes accidents happen. When they do, you need to know how to not only file for workers’ compensation but win your claim.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that exists to protect employees who have been injured while on the job. This insurance program is mandated by law and requires employers to provide certain benefits to employees who have been injured or have developed illnesses as a result of their work.
The benefits that are available through workers’ compensation include medical expenses, wage replacement, and rehabilitation services. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to make sure that injured employees are able to receive the medical care and support they need to recover and return to work.
Who Is covered?
If you are an employee, then you are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. This includes both full-time and part-time employees, as well as seasonal and temporary employees. However, independent contractors are not covered by workers’ compensation insurance.
What Should You Do If Injured at Work?
The first step is to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. You should also be sure to seek medical attention so that you can receive appropriate care for your injuries.
Your employer is required to provide you with a form that you must fill out to report your injury. This form is called the First Report of Injury (FROI). Once the FROI has been submitted, your employer will file a claim with their insurance carrier, who will begin the process of reviewing your case.
What Benefits Are Available?
The benefits available through workers’ compensation in Minnesota include medical expenses, wage replacement, and vocational rehabilitation.
Medical expenses include all reasonable and necessary medical treatment related to your workplace injury or illness. Wage replacement benefits are designed to provide you with income if you are unable to work due to your injury. Vocational rehabilitation services help injured employees to return to work by providing skills training or other assistance to help them find suitable employment.
What If Your Claim Is Denied?
Workers’ comp, like personal injury law, can be dense, complex, and confusing. That is why we have had so many Minnesotans seek out our help to deal with their claims. At Olson, Poole & Envall, our attorneys know what it takes to navigate the system and fight for the benefits you deserve.
We Can’t Help Until You Reach Out to Us
Negligence comes in all shapes and sizes. Maybe you were injured by a distracted driver. Or a forgetful employee did not put up a wet floor sign, resulting in a fall. Or perhaps your place of employment skirted safety procedures in the name of speed and efficiency.
All of these are examples of other parties behaving in negligent ways. If you are harmed due to this behavior, you should never have to pay for their error. Fight back to obtain the compensation you are owed – and to hold them accountable for their actions. When we all stand up for ourselves, it becomes harder for people to continue behaving badly.
Learn how we can help with your case by getting in touch as soon as possible. Do not wait – your future is on the line.