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Worker Compensation

Injured workers have certain rights under Minnesota law. These rights include compensation for medical
treatment, lost wages, and other expenses related to on-the-job injuries, but these rights also protect
injured workers from harassment, retaliation, and discrimination by their employers.

After you’ve been hurt at work, you may not know what steps to take to get the medical treatment you
need and cover your injury-related expenses. Each situation is unique, but there are steps which need to
take place right away. Depending on the circumstances and severity of your injury, these steps are
crucial and should be taken as soon as possible. Under Minnesota law, employers have responsibilities
they must fulfill, and you have steps you should take to protect your rights after being injured on the

  • Understand your rights to workers’ compensation benefits

  • Identify what types of workers’ compensation benefits may be available to you

  • Take steps that can increase the strength of your workers’ comp claim

  • File your workers’ compensation claim

  • Appeal your claim if you’ve been denied benefits

  • Pursue personal injury claims against parties other than your employer

  • Maximize the compensation you receive

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