Injuries Covered by Minnesota Workers’ Compensation


The typical kind of workers’ compensation claim is for an injury that occurs on the job. As the result of an accident or something that happens to you while you were working, you suffer an injury that requires medical treatment. Whether the accident was your fault or someone else’s, you are entitled to benefits.

Examples of on-the-Job Injuries

Workers’ compensation covers injuries that affect you for a few days or for the rest of your life. Examples of on-the-job injuries covered by workers’ compensation include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Serious cuts and abrasions with tendon involvement
  • Back and neck injuries such as herniated disks and bulging disks.
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Brain and head injuries such as concussion or closed head
  • Amputation
  • Loss of use of a limb
  • Pain disorders such as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Psychological illness such as depression or post-traumatic stress syndrome if it results from an injury
  • Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tear
  • Torn medial meniscus or ligaments
  • Second- and third-degree burns
  • Chemical or smoke inhalation
  • Electrical shock

You can also apply for workers’ compensation benefits if you suffer an occupational illness.

Documenting Workers’ Compensation Injuries

This may be the first time you have had to deal with the complex process of applying for workers’ compensation benefits. That inexperience can be costly. One of the most common reasons workers’ compensation claims are denied in Minnesota is because the injuries were not properly documented.

Protect Your Rights: Contact Roko Law for An Initial Consultation

If you think you have a workers’ compensation claim, contact Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office in Mankato, Minnesota, workers’ compensation lawyers to arrange an initial consultation about your rights and options.