Minnesota Construction Accident Attorneys
There are many hazards workers face at a construction site, from heavy equipment to slippery floors. That is why there are numerous safety rules in place to keep workers safe in Minnesota. Sometimes even when following the rules, constructions accidents can occur. For instance, if a piece of equipment malfunctions at no fault to the user, then it can lead to disastrous results and even death.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry held the highest number of fatal work injuries in 2018. If a construction worker is injured on the job, then they might be entitled to certain worker’s compensation benefits to cover some or even all medical expenses and lost wages.
An experienced team of Minnesota construction accident attorneys understand all aspects of the local worker’s compensation laws. They have the time, resources, and knowledge to competently battle a case. Therefore, they can fight on your behalf for maximum compensation even if your claim is denied.
Call Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444 to request your confidential case review or fill out our simple confidential case review request found throughout our site.
How can Minnesota Construction Accident Attorneys Help?
Recovering from an injury is hard enough, but when you have to deal with filing a claim and fighting for a worker’s compensation benefits it only adds to the stress. Medical bills will naturally pile up, and the lost time from work means lost wages that are needed for other necessary bills.
All of these factors can place significant stress and strain on the victim and make it hard to see a complicated legal issue clearly. Minnesota construction accident attorneys can fight on your behalf while you focus on healing if injured or mourning the loss of a loved one due to a construction accident.
In some cases, worker’s compensation claims are denied. This is not always the end. An experienced Minnesota construction accident lawyer will know how to fight a denied worker’s compensation claim. They understand the intricacy of local worker’s compensation laws and how to cut through the red tape.
Why Choose Robert Wilson & Associates?
At Robert Wilson & Associates, we rely on the teamwork of our experienced attorneys to guide our client’s through legal battles and fight for a favorable outcome. Even though you have only one of our knowledgeable attorneys assigned to your case, know that an entire team of dedicated legal professionals are collaborating on your case.
Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to our firm. From our paralegals to our attorneys, everyone on our staff is committed to treating our clients as if they were family. We want nothing more than for you to win fair compensation to offset the expenses due to your tragic construction accident.
It is through this client dedication and extensive experience we have become one of Minnesota’s largest workers’ compensation law firms. We always are open and honest about all the steps in the case and possible outcomes. Whether just providing information on filing claims or aggressively fighting a denied claim, we are there for our clients every single step of the way.
Construction Accident Practice Areas
Unfortunately, many things can go wrong on a construction site. There are many types of construction accidents, and we have experience fighting a variety of construction accident injury cases. Our construction practice areas include:
- Equipment Malfunction
- Slip and Fall
- Lifting Injuries
- Wrongful Death
There are supposed to be many systems and protocols in place on construction sites to ensure equipment is working properly. This ensures heavy or dangerous equipment does not injure workers. If those safety checks are not done properly or thoroughly completed, then an equipment malfunction could easily happen. Or, sometimes a manufacturer cut corners and did not properly assemble or test the equipment. Whatever the reason for the issue, if you were injured due to an equipment malfunction a Minnesota equipment malfunction attorney will be able to fight for your maximum worker’s compensation benefits. Here are some of the types of equipment malfunction cases we have handled:
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common types of accidents on construction sites. There are so many hazards on job sites that could cause a slip or fall. Below are a few common reasons for slips and falls on a construction site.
- No harnesses provided for tasks completed at elevated heights
- Liquids are not thoroughly cleaned up or marked properly on the ground
- No handrails in areas with hazardous footing
- Improperly marked steps or changes in ground elevation
These are only a few of the reasons a slip or fall could occur on a construction job. A Minnesota slip and fall accident attorney will be able to tell you about your rights to financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury.
Constant heavy lifting at construction sites often puts a strain on a person’s body. While there are many types of lifting injuries, below are the most frequent we see in our cases.
If you suffered an injury listed above or another type of injury while lifting heavy loads, then you might be entitled to certain worker’s compensation benefits to offset your medical costs due to the accident.
Because construction workers often deal with heavy machinery and tools, workers are often at risk of losing limbs in severe and tragic accidents. The loss of a body part can be traumatic both physically and emotionally, forever altering the victim’s life. When this happens, the worker deserves fair compensation for both their current and future medical care and costs, and financial losses moving forward.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but when it is due to a tragic and sudden construction accident it is unfathomable. An experienced Minnesota wrongful death lawyer can help secure fair compensation so the family does not struggle financially during their time of grief. In some cases, this will be in the form of death benefits provided by the worker’s compensation policy. In others, for example, If the worker was killed due to the negligence of a third party ( like a contractor working on the job site) the surviving family members could seek compensation through a third-party wrongful death claim.
Construction Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Dealing with an accident and filing a worker’s compensation claim brings up many questions. Here are a few commonly asked questions we hear from potential clients. If the answers below do not answer your particular question or you would like to ask questions specific to your case, please call us at (612) 334-3444 to schedule a confidential case review.
Does every employer have worker’s compensation for their employees?
In Minnesota, worker’s compensation is a no-fault system and is mandatory by every employer unless they are self-insured. It is meant to provide benefits to any employee who is injured completing any employment activity at their workplace.
Who is entitled to worker’s compensation?
Any person that is injured at work due to an employment related accident, regardless who is at fault, can file a claim. In some cases, employers and insurance companies have unjustly denied legitimate claims. This is when an experienced Minnesota construction accident lawyer can fight aggressively on your behalf to strive for fair compensation.
What does worker’s compensation cover?
There are three major benefit types for worker’s compensation. Those are wage loss, medical, and vocational rehabilitation. Here are expenses worker’s compensation often covers or includes:
- Medical bills
- Hospital expenses
- Lost wages during time off from work due to the injury, recovery, and rehabilitation
- Vocational rehabilitation services
- Permanent disability benefits
- Benefits for family members in a workplace death case
- Travel expenses for medical appointments and rehabilitation
How much will I receive from worker’s compensation?
Every case is unique as each accident and its fallout are different for each person. That means there is no one payout price. Factors that impact benefits received are type of injury, severity of the injury, cause of the injury, medical bills, expenses related to the injury, and amount of wages lost due to the injury. At Robert Wilson & Associates, we make it a point to give our clients realistic expectations on the outcome of the case. We do not inflate assessments of cases but provide honest and realistic assessments of each case for our clients.
Contact Us Today for a Confidential Case Review
If you, or a loved one, were injured working on a construction site, then the medical bills are likely piling up. Don’t wait to get started on filing for your worker’s compensation benefits. At Robert Wilson & Associates, we are committed to helping our clients throughout this challenging time. Call us today at (612) 334-3444 or simply respond in our online chat box to request your confidential case review.