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What Happens After a Workplace Injury? Answers to Questions About Workers' Compensation


Note: the information on this page is not intended to replace advice by an attorney.


What kind of benefits can I receive under workers’ compensation?

The benefits will vary from case to case. In general, Minnesota law provides for three types of benefits for individuals if a work-related injury occurs, and the injury prevents you from working for a period of 12 consecutive months after the injury. These workers comp benefits include:

  • Wages lost
  • Medical costs (including mileage to and from your doctor’s office)
  • Either partial or total disability.


There could be other compensation as well, such as for pain and suffering, or personal injury if the accident was the result of a third party who is not an employer or co-worker.

I was denied disability by social security. Is there something I can do?

Yes. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney who has experience helping clients in these situations. You may qualify for benefits, if certain steps are taken.

How do I choose a workers’ compensation lawyer?

One thing you should look at is the track record for the attorney. Have they successfully handled workers’ compensation cases? With what results? How many years of experience do they have as a workers’ compensation lawyer? In the courtroom, experience does count. You will want an attorney willing to fight for you, to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

How much does it cost to retain a workers’ compensation attorney?

In Minnesota, workers' compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis. There are no fees charged unless there is a settlment. This prevents hardship due to out-of-pocket attorney fees, during a time when you have already undergone other stressors.

James N. Schloner, attorney, has assisted clients throughout the state of Minnesota, including Eden Prairie, get answers to their questions after a work-related injury occurs. Filing a workers' comp case can be complex at times.  Our goal is to guide you through the process, help you learn your rights under the law, and help you get the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to. 

Our initial consultation is free. If we determine with you that your case requires representation by a workers’ compensation lawyer, we will work with you on a contingency basis. We will provide experienced, professional representation for your workers' comp claim.

 We invite you to call our firm at  (612) 252-3303.Our goal is for you to have the representation you deserve, by an experienced workers' compensation and personal injury lawyer.


Want to learn more? You can visit the about us page to learn about our firm's qualifications, and our workers’ compensation services page to learn more about our firm’s services


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