Have you been injured on the job, or are you suffering from a work-related ailment? Your employer should pay for your medical care and lost wages and pay compensation for lasting disability. Workers’ compensation attorney Gregg Nelson of GBN Law has effectively and successfully represented hundreds of clients with skill, hard work, tenacity, and experience. Located in Inver Grove Heights, we serve the southern suburbs of St. Paul and all of Minnesota.
Most of us in Minnesota work hard to earn a living. Every job is different in some way, except that all jobs carry some risk of serious injury and disability. With offices in Inver Grove Heights and Brainerd, GBN Law has earned the reputation as one of the most successful small law firms in the state, with a focus on workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability insurance. Attorney Gregg Nelson has represented workplace injury victims for more than 35 years and assisted thousands of clients.
Our firm handles all manner of workplace injuries, including:
Whether you suffered a serious workplace accident or your injury came on gradually after years of labor, you may be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. Mr. Nelson is prepared to help you apply for benefits and, if necessary, appeal a denied claim. Our legal team is here to help you with efficient, friendly service every step of the way.
In his more than 35 years of practicing workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance law, Mr. Nelson has perfected his approach to helping clients who were injured or sickened on the job. He begins by meeting with you personally to hear you talk about what happened to you and your concerns, then answers your questions. Our legal team will investigate your injuries and work with expert witnesses to build a compelling case; He will tailor a legal strategy and strive to help you obtain the benefits to which you are entitled. You will enjoy peace of mind knowing that your family will be financially secure.
Minnesota workers’ compensation law requires all employers to purchase workers' compensation insurance or become self-insured. Workers’ compensation insurance covers injuries or illnesses arising out of and in the course and scope of employment.
If you are injured or contract an illness at work, report the injury/illness to your employer as soon as possible. Your employer must then complete a First Report of Injury form. If you lose time from work as a result of the injury/illness, your employer must report the injury/illness to the workers' compensation insurance company and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).
The insurance company will investigate your claim to verify that the injury/illness is related to work. If the claim is approved, the insurer will pay some or all of the following benefits:
If the insurance company denies your claim or you feel that you are not receiving the correct benefits, contact Gregg Nelson and GBN Law for help at 651-483-1520.
If you are injured or contract an illness at work, report the injury/illness to your employer as soon as possible. You may lose the right to workers’ compensation benefits if you fail to report the injury within the time frames established by law.
Workers’ compensation benefits are paid by an insurance company or, if your employer is self-insured, by the employer through a third-party administrator.
Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law provides for vocational assistance and assistance with managing your medical treatment. The person that helps with this is paid by the insurer and is known as a qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC). The QRC will conduct an evaluation to determine whether you are a qualified employee and, therefore, entitled to vocational assistance.
If the insurance company denies your claim, it will issue a Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination form stating denial of primary liability.
Though some jobs are riskier and more physically demanding than others, in virtually every job, there is a risk of serious harm. Here is a sampling of the careers our clients come from:
Different jobs carry different risks. For example, working on a computer or in manufacturing requires repetitive motions that can lead to disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome. Jobs that frequently require heavy lifting, such as nursing, often cause painful back and shoulder injuries. And construction workers can suffer a catastrophic crash, fall, and other accidents.
Gregg Nelson is one of Minnesota’s most experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. Along with the rest of our legal team, Mr. Nelson works with clients to obtain maximum workers’ compensation benefits. If you have experienced physical or psychological trauma as a result of your work, your employer has the responsibility to provide compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
While Social Security Disability Insurance and workers’ compensation are separate programs, they have much in common. They are both intended to help people who have experienced a serious disability that has forced them to stop working. In many cases, it is possible to qualify for both workers’ comp and Social Security Disability benefits and receive both at the same time. However, it is important to note that the benefits you receive from one program will be deducted from what you receive from the other program.
With more than 35 years of experience practicing workers’ compensation and Social Security law, attorney Gregg Nelson has helped thousands of people appeal denied claims and secure benefits. Whether you qualify for Social Security Disability, workers’ compensation, or a combination of the two, your lawyer, Mr. Nelson, will personally guide you through the process of appealing a denied claim, giving you the benefit of his decades of experience.
When your back is hurting, it can be virtually impossible to take care of yourself, let alone go to work to support your family. A serious back injury can be highly debilitating and cause terrible agony. If you are living with a back injury you sustained on the job, GBN Law in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, is prepared to be your workers’ compensation law firm. Our attorney, Gregg Nelson, travels across Minnesota to help injured workers get the workers’ comp benefits they are entitled to.
Back injuries can range from relatively minor sprains and strains to permanent, debilitating trauma. The two most serious ways of injuring the back are the following:
Jobs that require frequent heavy lifting, twisting, and bending tend to cause back problems over time. Of course, you can also badly injure your back in a workplace accident. However you were injured, without a healthy back, many jobs become impossible. Your source of income can suddenly vanish.
A “consequential injury” is one caused by a separate work-related injury. For example, if you hurt your knee at work, you may have to lean hard on your other knee to make up for it. Over time, your “good” knee may wear down too, leaving you even more disabled than before.
Minnesota courts have ruled that a consequential injury entitles the victim to additional workers’ compensation if it was a natural consequence of the previous injury. Proving this can be difficult, but Gregg Nelson is one of the state’s most experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, having helped thousands of clients in his more than 35 years of practice.You should not have to deal with more lost wages and medical bills on top of what you went through with your primary injury. We will work with expert witnesses to show the connection between your workplace injury and your consequential injury to get benefits that will help make up for your lost wages and medical expenses.
Joint damage can cause terrible pain and limit your ability to do your job. If you have suffered a work injury to any of the following, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.
Many jobs require a lot of overhead reaching and lifting. This can put a great deal of strain on the shoulders. Over time, rotator cuff tears and strains can severely limit your mobility. In some cases, all it takes is a sudden twist or slip on the floor to cause serious damage to your knee, hip, or ankle. You may have no other means of income, but you could be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation to make up some of your lost income.
Trying to navigate a workers’ compensation claim on your own can cause delays and ultimately deny you your rightful benefits. Instead, you should maximize your chances of a positive resolution to your case by retaining Gregg Nelson, one of Minnesota’s most reputable and well-established workers’ compensation lawyers.
When you have a preexisting condition, the line between work injury and nonwork injury can be blurry. The legal standard in Minnesota is that an injury is compensable when a work accident was a “substantial contributing factor” to its current condition. Attorney Gregg B. Nelson has practiced workers’ comp law in Minnesota for more than 35 years. As your lawyer, he will build an evidence-based case on your behalf to give you the best possible chance of getting approved at the application stage or on appeal.
It’s a common tactic for employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies to claim that a worker’s injuries were preexisting and not sustained on the job. Our legal team will investigate your accident and use the evidence to prove that your injury happened in the course of your work duties.
Also known in Minnesota as a Gillette injury, a repetitive stress injury is a harm caused by years of unnatural motions, as opposed to a single work accident. Many jobs require you to do the same tasks over and over. Typing on a computer, data entry, and manufacturing all can lead to severe pain. Sooner or later, a repetitive stress injury will make it impossible to keep working, putting your family’s finances in serious question. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common form of repetitive task injury that affects the wrists. However, repetitive stress injuries can affect virtually any part of the body, including your back, shoulders, and knees.
Because it takes so long to come to light, proving that a repetitive task injury is work-related is relatively challenging compared to a more obvious work accident. GBN Law has handled thousands of workers’ compensation cases. We work with doctors and other medical experts to create a complete and persuasive case that you are entitled to substantial benefits.
If you have already applied for benefits and been denied, give us a call at 651-483-1520 for a free consultation with Gregg Nelson. You can also reach us via email. GBN Law works on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing until we win. Call Us Today.
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St. Paul, MN 55076
5754 Blackshire Path, South Saint Paul, Minnesota 55076, United States
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