Retaining A MN Work Comp Lawyer

When hurt on the job, it is of paramount importance that you retain an experienced and qualified attorney to help guide you through the process of litigating your work comp claim.  The benefits are varied and complex and, if you are like most people, you are not as knowledgeable on the nuances of workers compensation law as the insurance adjuster who is representing your employer’s interests.  Don’t make the mistake of trying to represent yourself.

You do not need to pay a “retainer” to hire an attorney in a workers compensation case.  Work Comp attorneys get paid “on contingency” meaning you only pay them if they recover for you.  How much you will have to pay your attorney is, in most states, governed by statute.  In Minnesota, for example, your attorney gets 25% of the first $4000 he or she recovers for you and 20% thereafter up to a cap of $13,000.  The good news for you is that, because all attorneys are paid the same under the statute, the best lawyer in the state is going to cost you the same as the worst one.  Shop around. Ask questions.  Consult your state bar for referrals or research attorneys on websites like and  Hire an experienced and respected attorney you feel comfortable with and can provide you with the guidance you need to make decisions about your case.

Chris Rosengren
Rosengren, Kohlmeyer & Hagen Law Office Chtd.

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