Work injuries in Minnesota, whether minor or severe, are governed by the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Commonly referred to as “work comp” or “workman’s compensation,” the benefits of Workers’ Compensation exist to protect Minnesota workers from severe financial loss in the wake of a work-related injury.
Benefits provided under the Workers’ Compensation Act include wage loss benefits, retraining benefits, vocational rehabilitation, death and dependency benefits, and permanent partial disability. Most Minnesota employers are required to carry Workers’ Compensation insurance in order to protect employees. Benefits received by an injured worker are typically paid by the insurance company holding the policy. In the event that an employer does not carry Workers’ Compensation insurance, benefits may still be available through the Minnesota Special Compensation Fund.
If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, contact the attorneys at McCarten Law Firm to discuss your rights and the options available to you.