A personal injury can be a life-changing experience. You can lose your health, your ability to accomplish daily tasks, even your relationships with close family members, friends and coworkers.
Lost income and growing stacks of medical and household bills can put your family – and your future – at risk. In extreme situations, these events can result in a Wrongful Death action filed to protect family members.
Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney, LTD., your local Virginia, Minnesota Accident Lawyers understands how overwhelming this can be, and we work hard to help you hold those legally responsible for your injuries accountable and to see that you are compensated.
Types of injuries that can have life-long consequences include back, neck and spinal cord injuries, broken bones and fractures, burns, sexual abuse and assault, and others.
We handle the following types of personal injury cases:
Motor Vehicle Accidents, Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Claims and Hit and Run
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Work Injuries / Worker's Compensation and Construction Accidents
Mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos
Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Premises Liability (e.g., Slip and Fall, Dog Bites and Animal Attacks)
Sexual Abuse and Assault
Injuries to Minors and Children
If you or a loved one has been injured, don't delay. Protect yourself and your family by contacting a Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney Personal Injury lawyer today.
Were you injured on the job?
Have you been diagnosed with a work-related illness (e.g., mesothelioma)?
Have you been having trouble getting your workers' compensation claim processed, or has it been denied?
If so, Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney, LTD. can help you get the benefits you're entitled to.
Most Minnesota employers are required to purchase workers' compensation insurance or become self-insured. Workers' compensation provides relief for injuries or illnesses caused or made worse by work or the workplace. A work-related injury can be any condition that is caused, aggravated or accelerated by employment activities. This includes traumatic injuries, gradual injuries or occupational diseases. Benefits are paid regardless of fault and state law sets the benefit levels.
Workers' Compensation Covers
Reasonable and necessary health care treatment related to the injury, including prescriptions and mileage to medical appointments;
Wage-loss benefits for 2/3 of your income loss;
Benefits for permanent damage to a body function;
Vocational rehabilitation services if you need help returning to work because of your injury and your employer is unable to offer you suitable gainful employment within your work restrictions; and
Death benefits to your dependents and burial expenses if you die of a work injury.
If you are injured on the job, don't wait.
Immediately report your injury to your supervisor. You may lose the right to workers' compensation benefits if you do not report the injury within time frames set by law.
Helpful Hints For Injured Workers
Save copies of all claim-related documents, letters, forms, benefit checks and medical bills, especially the First Report of Injury form.
Keep track of your mileage and parking fees for medical visits, vocational rehabilitation services and job-search visits.
Save notes of phone conversations.
Put your name, Social Security number, date of injury, employer and insurance company on all papers and forms you send to the Workers' Compensation Division.
Keep your employer informed about your recovery and plans to return to work.
When To Contact Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney, LTD.
If your employer failed to provide you with a copy of the First Report of Injury form or the contact information for their workers' compensation insurance provider;
If the information provided by your employer to the workers' compensation insurance provider is not consistent with your injury report;
If you need assistance filing your workers' compensation claim or requesting documentation from your medical care provider;
If your workers' compensation claim has been denied; or
If you believe you are not receiving the correct benefits
Workers' compensation claims can be complicated. Colosimo, Patchin, & Kearney, LTD. General Litigation and Personal Injury attorneys of Virginia, Minnesota can help you manage the process to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to, and set you and/or your family's life back on track after a devastating tragedy.
For more information, please contact us today at 218-741-4500.