Workers Compensation Retaliation in Minnesota
When an employee is injured on the job, Minnesota law requires that the employer pay for the employee’s medical treatment related to the injury and to compensate the employee for time off from work while the employee recovers from the injury.
Sometimes unscrupulous employers fire or terminate employees who seek workers compensation benefits or workman’s compensation benefits because they do not want to be held liable for ongoing medical treatment or compensating the employee for extended time away from work. Other times, employers attempt to discourage employees from filing a workers’ compensation claim or interfere with their attempt to file a workers’ compensation claim.
Minnesota law protects employees from retaliation if they file a claim for workers compensation benefits. Specifically Statute, 176.82 (Link)protects employees from retaliatory discharge for seeing worker’s compensation benefits.
Kuhlman Law protects victims of workers compensation retaliation and workman’s compensation retaliation.
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions or if you believe that your Minnesota employer is attempting to discriminate or retaliate against you because you were injured on the job and sought workers’ compensation benefits, contact Kuhlman Law immediately to discuss the facts of your case and to see if we can assist you.
If you are the victim of workers compensation retaliation, you may be entitled to lost pay, future lost pay, and additional compensation to punish the employer for their conduct.
If your Minnesota employer has discriminated against you or retaliated against you for seeking workers compensation benefits, you should contact Kuhlman Law today to determine if you have a case against your employer. There is no charge for an initial consultation.
To learn more, contact Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman today at (612) 349-2747.