Construction workers are exposed to many hazards in their line of work and face an increased risk of getting injured. All employers in Minneapolis are required by law to provide workers’ compensation benefits to their employees.
If you are a construction worker and you have been injured on the job, contact Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC. Our Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorneys have the resources, knowledge, and experience to walk you through the workers’ compensation process, protect your legal rights, and help you receive the benefits you are entitled to. To learn more about your legal options, contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation.
What an Attorney Brings to Your Workers’ Compensation Case
At Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC, we primarily help clients with workers’ compensation cases and long-term disability cases. We are proficient with all aspects of Minneapolis workers’ compensation law and will best advocate for you during this complicated process. Our experienced attorneys can benefit your workers’ compensation case by:
Serving as your point of contact and always being available to speak to you directly about your case
Analyzing your case thoroughly and forming a strategy that provides you with the best chance of reaching your legal goals
Providing you with personalized representation – free of charge – until we have recovered compensation on your behalf
Types of Construction Accidents
Even though there are safety protocols in place to protect construction workers on-site, accidents can still happen. Construction injuries can occur in a variety of ways, including equipment malfunction, slip and fall accidents, and injuries due to heavy lifting.
Equipment malfunction can happen when equipment isn’t properly assembled, tested, or maintained. An example of equipment malfunction can be the collapse of a crane or scaffolding, resulting in the injury to a construction worker.
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of construction accidents and can occur when proper precautions such as cleaning and maintaining the surrounding areas aren’t taken – exposing construction workers to hazardous stairs and ladders, slick spots, or debris.
Heavy lifting at construction sites can put a strain on the body and cause back injuries, shoulder injuries, and leg injuries that can interfere with a construction worker’s ability to complete their job.
Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Process
Under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law, any construction worker injured on the job is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits as long as they are classified as an employee. Sometimes, employers and insurance companies can misinform their employees about their rights and unfairly deny their workers’ compensation claims. In these cases, an experienced attorney can step in, defend your rights, and help you fight for your right to compensation.
If you have been injured while doing your job as a construction worker, follow these steps:
Seek medical assistance. Ask your doctor to provide you with any work restrictions in writing and provide the documentation to your employer right away.
Report your injury to your employer as quickly as possible. Your employee should help you fill out a First Report of Injury, but if they don’t, you can also find a copy of this form on the Department of Labor and Industry
Contact the attorneys at Kemmitt, Sanford, & Kramer Law PLLC. We will help you receive the benefits you are entitled to.