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The basics of workers’ compensation claims

On Behalf of | Feb 15, 2022 | Workers' Compensation |

If you’re injured on the job in Minnesota, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that provides benefits to employees who get injured or become ill as a result of their job. There are many different types of benefits available.

Common types of workers’ compensation claims

One of the most common types of workers’ compensation claims comes from slip-and-fall accidents. These accidents are most often caused by hazardous conditions, such as wet floors, icy sidewalks and cluttered walkways.

Another common type of workers’ compensation claim results from repetitive motion injuries, or “repetitive stress injuries.” Repetitive motion injuries are typically caused by performing the same movement over and over again. This can happen at work if you spend a lot of time typing on your keyboard or doing other kinds of physical labor that involve repetitive movements.

Overexertion injuries are also common. These occur when an employee pushes themselves too hard and gets injured as a result. This can happen if you are lifting heavy objects at work or trying to do too much in a short period of time.

Workers’ compensation benefits

There are many different types of workers’ compensation benefits available, and the specific benefits you receive will depend on your situation. Firstly, if you’re injured at work, workers’ comp can provide you with medical benefits. This means that you will be able to get the medical care you need without having to worry about paying for it yourself.

You may also be entitled to receive disability benefits if you are unable to work due to your injury for up to two years. In addition, you may be able to receive lost wages if you are unable to work, and your family may receive death benefits if you’re killed as a result of your job.

If you’re injured while working, you may receive workers’ compensation benefits. Keep in mind that filing for them properly can make all the difference in whether or not you get what’s rightfully yours.

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