In Minnesota alone, there are approximately 8,000 people that are hurt in accidents at work. Accidents can occur in any occupation and the injuries that result can be quite devastating. While some injuries are temporary, there are others that are permanent and this means permanently taking away a person’s ability to work.
The Walz Law Office helps individuals dealing with the Minnesota Department of Labor and the workers’ compensation laws that dictate whether or not they receive the monetary benefits and medical care that is needed to recover and move on with life.
There are a number of occupations that are considered extremely hazardous. Many residents living in Foley work within these occupations. They include factory work, construction, power, and even nursing. At the same time, those working in retail and food environments can become injured from falling objects and slip and fall accidents. The list can go on and on.
But some of the most common causes of injury are those involving machinery or heights. Machinery can malfunction or someone else operating the machinery could injure another person. Some of the common injuries associated with machinery include amputation, deep cuts, severe sprains, and even burns. When working from high places, falls can result. These falls can lead to paralysis and broken bones. If a person is paralyzed, it is most likely permanent and that means they will never be able to return to their job. They may, however, be able to train for a different field through the vocational rehabilitation benefit offered by workers’ compensation. The moment any of this happens to you and you have sought medical attention, you need to contact your attorney.
Do I Need An Attorney?
Many individuals ask whether or not they need an attorney at any point during the workers’ compensation claims process. While an attorney is not required to be present, it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney to help you from start to finish.
Your Foley workers’ compensation attorney is knowledgeable of the deadlines, paperwork, and other elements of the workers’ compensation claims process. That way you are able to go through the process as smoothly as possible. There can be various conflicts that come about or you could be denied. Your lawyer helps you resolve those conflicts and even appeal a denial so you can get the benefits that you are entitled to.
Contact A Foley Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Whether you have been injured or you have acquired an occupational disease while on the job, you deserve to seek out the workers’ compensation benefits that the law entitles you to. To ensure the process is as easy as possible, the Walz Law Office will be with you every step of the way, making sure that everything is done right and that you are able to prove exactly what happened that led to your injury. To find out more about how the Walz Law Office can help you, call (320) 251-5000 or toll-free at (888) 253-3922 to schedule a free consultation.