Injured Construction Workers Count On Minnesota Workers' Compensation

Construction workers face some of the highest rates of injuries of any profession. The hazards are numerous: heavy equipment, ladders, scaffolding, trenches, live wiring, chemicals, toxins, flammable substances (to name just a few).

After a construction accident or injury, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Turn to our legal team at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., for the legal help you deserve. We can assist you with not only your workers' comp claim, but also any personal injury claims you might have against other parties (contractors, site owners, machinery manufacturers, etc.) who contributed to the accident.

Construction Accidents And Injuries

Our lawyers handle all types of construction accident cases, including:

  • Falls
  • Equipment accidents
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Trench collapses
  • Fires and explosions
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Lifting injuries
  • Overuse injuries ("Gillette injuries")
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome

Occupational Illnesses

You also may be eligible for worker's compensation if you become ill as a result of your work on the construction site. Construction workers are prone to respiratory illnesses, cancers and other chronic conditions that result from prolonged exposure to chemicals that may be found on the site. Even seemingly harmless substances — like silica dust — can cause long-term health effects.

What Should I Do In The Event Of A Work-Related Injury?

After an accident or injury, seek medical care as quickly as possible. You should also report the accident to your employer. You can't get in trouble for doing so, and this documentation will be necessary for the worker's compensation claim.

Why Should I Hire An Attorney?

There are many reasons to consider working with an attorney at our firm after you have suffered from a work-related construction injury:

  • We will advocate for you and will fight for your legal rights.
  • We can walk you through your options, providing the guidance you need to make informed decisions.
  • We can help you with any disputes regarding your worker's compensation claim, including inaccurate employer reporting, rejected claims and discontinuation of benefits.

Ultimately, when you hire us to handle your worker's compensation claim, you no longer have to bear this burden on your own. Instead, you can focus on resting and recovering from your injuries.

Schedule A Free Consultation To Get Your Questions Answered

Your recovery should be your top priority right now. Turn the legal headaches over to us. For more information about construction injuries and worker's compensation, set up a FREE, no-obligation consultation. Call 612-444-5604 or contact us online. We offer appointments at multiple locations in the Twin Cities area, including Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center and Edina.