When you are seriously injured on the job, one of your first losses is typically income — wages you would ordinarily be earning if you were healthy and working. A skilled workers' comp attorney can help guide you through the process of pursuing compensation for lost wages.
St. Paul area attorney Gerald W. Bosch has more than 20 years of experience protecting the rights of injured Minnesota employees from all walks of life. Call Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., today to arrange a free initial consultation. Call 800-355-6503 or 651-243-2877.
Making Up For The Loss Of A Paycheck
At Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., our mission is to get you the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law. That includes maximum wage replacement, helping to make up for the paychecks that you missed out on because of a workplace accident or illness.
Under Minnesota workers' compensation law, you could be entitled to weekly benefits of up to two-thirds of your gross pay. Limits in amount and duration may apply. Your exact wage loss benefit is determined based on your average weekly wage, which may include tips, bonuses, commission, overtime and other compensation that affects your pay.
Workers' compensation insurance carriers are notorious for paying wage loss benefits based on an unrealistically low average weekly wage. We work hard to ensure our clients wage loss benefits are calculated correctly.
Your exact wage loss benefit also depends on your disability classification, which determines whether you are entitled to permanent (total) disability benefits or temporary benefits.
Are You Facing The Loss Of Future Earning Potential?
In many cases, a work-related injury or illness can diminish your earning power. You may never be able to perform the same type of work, or earn the same type of living, as you did before your injury.
Gerald W. Bosch has a reputation for results on behalf of injured workers in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout Minnesota.
If your earning potential has decreased, you may be entitled to compensation for the decrease in pay. For example, if you return to work with restrictions, you may be eligible for temporary partial disability benefits, which cover two-thirds of the difference between your pre- and post-injury income.
You may also be entitled to receive vocational rehabilitation services provided by a qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC), as well as retraining benefits to assist you in returning to the workforce.
Get The Wage Benefits You Deserve And The Career Training You Need
When our firm aggressively advocates for you, we keep you "in the loop" during every stage of your case, with regular updates and maximum access to our expertise, so that any sudden question or concern you have can be fully, promptly addressed. Start to finish, you can be assured that your rights to wage loss benefits and vocational rehabilitation are protected.
Free Consultation Available
Speak with skilled workers' compensation lawyer Gerald W. Bosch during a free consultation. Call toll free to 800-355-6503 or 651-243-2877. Or, if you prefer, send an email message.