It is not easy to tell your boss that you were hurt at work. You might be worried that you or your coworkers will get in trouble for somehow causing the workplace accident. Maybe, your injuries are so bad that you need to go on light duty or take some time off to heal.
Whatever the case may be, in Minnesota your boss does not have the right to fire you or retaliate against you in any other way for reporting a workplace injury. In fact, when you have been injured at work, the first thing you should do is report it to your employer.
In Minnesota, it is against the law for your employer to terminate your employment or otherwise harass or disciminate against you for seeking workers' compensation benefits or reporting a workplace injury.
When you have been injured at work, you should:
- Report the injury to your employer
- Seek medical attention as necessary and as soon as possible
- Make sure to tell your doctor that you were hurt at work and explain your pain and injuries in detail
- If you need to go on light duty or have any work restrictions, ask your doctor to write these out for your employer
- Follow your doctor's recommendations
If your employer is giving you any grief or you are concerned about losing your job or a promotion, or any other mistreatment, an experienced attorney can help you understand what to do next. A skilled lawyer can also help ensure that you get the full workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law.
Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., offers free case reviews. Attorney Gerald Bosch would be happy to answer your questions and confirm that your claim is being handled properly. Call 800-355-6503 if you would like to schedule a free case review. Bosch Law Firm, Ltd., serves all of Minnesota.