Reporting A Work Injury
Whether you suffered a sudden, traumatic injury at work or you have an injury that has been aggravated or accelerated due to your work activities, it is important to immediately report it to your employer. There are certain time frames for reporting work injuries set by Minnesota law. If you wait too long, you may lose your right to workers’ compensation benefits.
At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, we recommend that all workers report injuries to their employers as soon as they have knowledge of the injury. To ensure that the injury was properly reported and that your employer took the appropriate actions following the report of the injury, contact our law firm.
You Cannot Be Fired For Reporting A Workplace Injury
Unfortunately, many injured workers are hesitant to report workplace injuries because they are afraid of being fired or reprimanded in some way by their employers. However, terminating an employee for reporting a work injury in Minnesota or filing a workers’ compensation claim is illegal.
It is important to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. In Minnesota, you must report a work injury no later than 180 days after the accident or after you learned of the injury. For example, in the case of a repetitive strain injury, you may not have known about the injury until you experienced symptoms and visited your doctor.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
At Atkinson Gerber Law Office, our lawyers are here to help guide you through the process, answer your questions and make certain that your best interests are protected after a serious work injury.
Please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at 651-333-3636. We can be reached 24/7 with our after-hours answering service and are available to schedule consultations to meet at your convenience. If your injury prevents you from visiting our staff in the office, we are happy to make home, hospital and off-site consultations by appointment.