Workers’ Compensation for Construction Site Accidents
There are few work environments more dangerous than a construction site. Some of the risks include heavy equipment, dangerous tools, working at heights, and working in trenches or near stacked material that may collapse. An accident can result in serious injury, disability or death. At Midwest Disability, our attorneys understand the dangers construction workers face on a daily basis. For decades, we have helped injured construction workers in Minneapolis, St. Paul and throughout Minnesota obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they need and deserve. Our lawyers also represent family members of workers who die in fatal accidents.
Protecting Your Right To Workers’ Compensation Benefits
An on-the-job injury can result in a disability that prevents you from doing your job for several months. In the worst case, you may not be able to return to your former job. Whenever you suffer a serious injury, it is important to seek legal advice. The longer your disability continues, the more likely it is that your workers’ compensation insurance carrier and employer may look upon you as an expense to be controlled rather than an injured employee to be helped. Minnesota workers’ compensation contains many pitfalls for the unwary. Without a lawyer to protect your rights after a workplace accident, you may not receive all the benefits you deserve for:
- Medical care
- Wage loss
- Permanent partial disability
- Permanent total disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
If you have a long-term disability policy through your employer or that you purchased privately, our attorneys can help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve. Many carriers of LTD insurance are willing to accept premiums but unwilling to pay claims.