Mankato Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Mankato Workers Compensation Attorneys – Call Us Today To Speak To An Attorney

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If you’ve been injured at work or have a medical condition that has worsened because of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical care, partial disability, further training, and help with seeking a new career. Worker’s Compensation in Minnesota is a no-fault system that provides benefits to employees who are injured at work.

A no-fault system means employees aren’t required to prove negligence to claim the benefits they need. Employees still need to prove work caused the injury and that care, treatment, or the need for benefits is reasonable and causally related to the injury.

At Harvey & Carpenter, we don’t get paid until you get benefits. No money is required for you to come in and discuss your case with a professional workers’ compensation attorney. Don’t suffer for months or years without the compensation you deserve.

Compensation for all Types of Injuries

When you hear the term workers’ compensation, an image of falling from a roof at a construction site or vehicle accident may be the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are many different injuries that occur due to work-related conditions and environments. Some common injuries we see in the Southern Minnesota area include:

  • Back and neck injuries – Many employees spend their days lifting heavy objects, facing repeated strain, and repeating the same actions over and over. The injuries obtained from these stressors often require back fusion surgery or cervical (neck) fusion surgery.
  • Carpal Tunnel – Not all work injuries are sudden impact injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition in your hands and wrists that gradually worsens over time with repetitive movement. These cases may seem less likely to result in benefits, but qualified attorneys know how to navigate these claims.
  • Shoulder or knee replacement – The repetitive movements related to many physical labor jobs can lead to knee replacement or shoulder replacement surgery. Sometimes, employees hesitate to report these claims because of preexisting conditions. However, the repeated movement required by employment often exacerbates the problem enough to lead to surgery.
  • PTSD – Many careers carry a huge load of daily stress. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is caused by trauma. If this occurs at work, treatment and lost wages can be covered by worker’s compensation.
  • Overuse syndrome – Most daily jobs require employers to repeat the same tasks over and over. This repetition causes injuries to tendons and other soft tissues throughout the body. A worker’s comp attorney can help guide you through the process to prove this injury was caused by work-related duties.
  • Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, a mineral that is part of sand, rock, and mineral ores such as quartz. It mostly affects workers exposed to silica dust in occupations such mining, glass manufacturing, and foundry work.

Many employees mistakenly believe that workers’ compensation is reserved for acute injuries that require immediate surgery. However, many work-related conditions are developed over months or years of exposure to repeated labor or a difficult environment. Workers’ compensation benefits is not strictly designed to pay for medical treatment. Lost wages, job placement, and even retraining may be awarded when appropriate.

Harvey & Carpenter: Mankato Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Attorneys Ruth Harvey and Chris Carpenter have been representing injured workers in Mankato and the surrounding areas in Southern Minnesota for over 50 years. Our firm has handled thousands of cases, winning employees the benefits they deserve after suffering a job-related injury. Focusing only in workers’ compensation claims, and social security claims; our attorneys are experts at getting those necessary benefits you deserve. We work hard to get you all the compensation and benefits you deserve. We don’t get paid unless you do. If you’ve been injured at work, don’t wait, contact us today.

Often, employees are confused about the meaning of work-related injuries. Any condition that caused, accelerated, or worsened by work-related activities should be considered for workers’ compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured or are facing other work-related medical conditions in Mankato or surrounding Southern Minnesota counties, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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Hear From Our Clients

Liberty Hombe
Liberty Hombe
I would give a 10 star if it was possible .Chris is very Professional, he responses within minutes and most importantly he is very good at what he does . l highly recommended him .Thank you CHRIS
Charles Olson
Charles Olson
Very professional
Brad Mccomas
Brad Mccomas
Very thorough with my case
Stacey Beil
Stacey Beil
Ruth Harvey & her staff were very helpful & worked hard on getting my disability application approved. They were friendly, professional, responsive to my emails. I would recommend them to anyone needing assistance with getting approved for Social Security Disability.
Matthew Bernstein
Matthew Bernstein
Chris Carpenter did a wonderful job helping me with a knee injury sustained during work. When surgery came into question the employer/worker's comp dropped all support. Chris was able to help with the settlement. I would highly recommend to anyone!
Jade Anderson
Jade Anderson
Chris Carpenter was a joy to work with. This entire process was very overwhelming but he took is time to answer all my questions and really help me understand. He would always respond in a timely manner. Overall was a great experience.
laurie leiferman
laurie leiferman
He is a very good attorney he keeps you updated and informed and gets the job done professionally I would totally recommend Chris Carpenter attorney at law
Tyler Kyte
Tyler Kyte
Chris and his team really went to work on my case and they were able to get the results we needed.i would highly recommend.