Injuries That Qualify For Workers’ Comp Benefits In Minnesota
At Midwest Disability Work Comp, our experienced work injury attorneys have years of experience helping the injured and ill in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from working and earning an income, let a work injury lawyer help you get workers’ compensation or long-term disability benefits.
To request a free consultation at our firm, call 888-365-1477 today.
Qualifying Injuries For Workers’ Compensation
What injuries qualify for workers’ compensation benefits? Essentially, any injury or illness that was caused, aggravated, or accelerated by work activities qualifies as a workers’ comp injury. Many cases involve multiple injuries suffered in the same accident. Some involve a single injury and then consequential injuries that resulted from the initial injury, all of which should be covered by workers’ compensation. Our Minnesota work injury lawyers can help.
Qualifying Injuries For Long-Term Disability
What injuries qualify for long-term disability benefits? The answer to that question can hinge on the language in the policy itself. For the most part, if an injury or illness prevents you from doing your job for a substantial period of time, you should qualify for benefits under most policies. Proving that you qualify for long-term disability benefits can be challenging, and maintaining benefits for the duration of your recovery even more so. We are ready to help.
Physical Injuries And Illnesses
Our MN work injury attorneys help people who have suffered from injuries and illnesses of all types, including physical injuries and illnesses such as:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Shoulder and rotator cuff injuries
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Heart attack
- Hearing loss
- MRSA infections
We also handle cases involving aggravation of preexisting conditions. These cases are complex, but if an existing medical condition is aggravated or accelerated because of work activities, you are eligible for workers’ comp benefits.
Mental Injuries And Illnesses
Injuries are not always physical. Mental conditions, such as depression and anxiety, caused by workplace activities also entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. You may also be entitled to benefits under your long-term disability policy. In many cases, mental conditions are referred to as consequential injuries. They are the result of physical injuries that were suffered in the workplace. For example, a person who suffers a neck or back injury in a workplace accident may begin to suffer from depression because of all of the new obstacles he or she has to deal with because of the physical harm suffered. That worker is entitled to compensation for both the back injury and the depression.
Our experienced work injury lawyers in Minneapolis handle all types of workers’ comp claims. Call 888-365-1477 for a free consultation.