Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Understanding Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Many workers don’t understand their rights if they are injured on the job or suffer an occupational disease. In addition to paying your medical bills, Minnesota workers’ compensation provides many other types of benefits. First of all are wage loss benefits and vocational rehabilitation (including retraining) are available.  Further, surgical revision of scars, death and funeral and dependency benefits are available. They also include compensation for any degree of permanent disability resulting from your workplace injury or illness. The Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office offers an initial consultation on workers’ compensation matters for anyone who suffers an on-the-job injury or occupational disease.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Wage-Related Benefits

What follows are just some of the types of workers’ compensation wage related benefits.  Please consult a workers’ compensation attorney about your case before proceeding forward with this information.

  • Temporary total disability (TTD): This is paid to a disabled worker for a short period of time to replace lost wages.
  • Scheduled loss. This compensation is paid to a worker who suffers an amputation, loss of use of a limb, or loss of vision or hearing.
  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD). This is compensation for a percentage of permanent damage as the result of your injury or illness.
  • Permanent total disability (PTD). These benefits are payable for life if you suffer a loss of earning capacity as a result of your injury or illness. There is a rebuttable legal presumption that PTD benefits should cease when you reach age 67.

Remember: Each state has different laws regarding workers’ compensation. As a result, when you research, make sure to limit yourself to Minnesota information.

Protect Your Rights:  Attorney Consultation

For information about your workers’ compensation rights, contact our office at 507-625-5000. We can schedule you an initial consultation with one of our attorneys as soon as possible.