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Workers Compensation Attorney Danielle Bird discusses factors to consider when choosing a workers comp attorney.

Only a Caring, Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Will Protect Your Rights After a Work-Related Injury or Illness

Once you have reported your work injury to your employer, your rights under Minnesota workers’ compensation laws kick in immediately. It doesn’t matter who is at fault, it doesn’t matter what job you were doing, it doesn’t matter where you work or what company you work for. At a minimum, all your medical care is covered. And if you miss work, you are entitled to part of your salary. Period!

Don’t Be Confused, Abused or Ignored

It sounds simple enough: In exchange for doing your job, your employer should take care of you if you suffer a job injury. But if you are reading this right now, you may have discovered that loyalty only goes one way. You may feel your employer or your employer’s work comp insurance company and their pricey lawyers are trying to take advantage of you.

Or – as we have seen far too often in the past – you are being told your injury isn’t related to your job and that if you persist, you may suffer retaliation for filing a claim. Or you could just be lost in the fog of bureaucratic red tape surrounding Minnesota workers’ compensation laws.


Take Charge with a Leading Work Comp Lawyer from SiebenCarey

The solution: Take charge with a name that will command the immediate respect of the company brass, pushy insurance adjusters and high-profile defense attorneys – a “Know Your Rights” SiebenCarey work comp lawyer. From the first call, you’ll know you made the right decision as you discover we listen carefully to all your concerns and questions.

You’ll be relieved to hear that we know exactly what you are going through and how much this injury has disrupted your life and the lives of those closest to you. You will then get an honest appraisal of your case, the compensation and benefits you should be receiving, and all your legal options under work comp laws in Minnesota.


Trusted by People You Know

Every MN workers’ compensation attorney will tell you about his or her qualifications and accomplishments. But if you depend only on résumés to decide whom you should talk to about your work comp case, you might think there isn’t much difference between one attorney and another. Here’s why those in the know will recommend SiebenCarey:

Referred by Clients, Friends and Family, and Other Attorneys

There is no greater sign of trust than referrals from people who know your track record firsthand. While some firms depend on high-pressure advertising for most of their clients, the workers’ comp attorneys at SiebenCarey are distinguished by an exceptionally high rate of referrals from clients, friends, family members and other attorneys.

Recognized, Respected by the Legal Profession

Who better to ask about the legal skills of an attorney than another attorney! On that measure, several accident attorneys at SiebenCarey have earned widespread recognition, including:

  • Best Lawyers in America, widely hailed as the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession, is compiled through an exhaustive peer-review survey of thousands of top lawyers
  • Super Lawyers reserved for just the top 5 percent of attorneys in Minnesota, are selected through peer surveys and a blue ribbon panel
  • Best Law Firms, U.S. News World & Report, based on a rigorous review process that includes both client and attorney evaluations

65-Year Tradition of Fighting for Working Minnesotans

Founded in 1952 as the first law firm in Minnesota focused entirely on personal injury, SiebenCarey has represented more than 65,000 people, including thousands hurt on the job. From day one, the firm chose to represent “the little guy” rather than big business and other wealthy interests.

To that end, many SiebenCarey attorneys, investigators and staff have stood together with their friends from organized labor to expand workers’ compensation benefits and improve safety in the workplace. Hence, SiebenCarey is recommended first by many Minnesota trade union leaders when a member reports a job site injury.


There Are Big Advantages to a Full-Service Personal Injury Practice

Furthermore, we are one of the few major personal injury firms in Minnesota that offers representation for both worker’s compensation and personal injury claims. The advantages to you include:

Big-Firm Resources, Small-Firm Attention

An exceptional team of legal professionals supports every workers’ compensation lawyer at SiebenCarey. Our two certified investigators have more than 70 years of combined experience and are experts at workplace accident investigations. Experienced paralegals and legal assistants, many with 10, 20 or even 30 years of experience, know Minnesota’s complex workers’ compensation system inside and out. They’ll work in concert with your attorney, health care providers, expert witnesses and others to collect vital information in support of your case.

And no need to worry that you will get lost in the shuffle by working with one of Minnesota’s largest personal injury and work comp law firms. Each of our clients stays with the same attorney-team every step of the way. So you’ll become part of a small family that truly cares about injured people and are passionate about making a difference in their lives … including yours!

Third-Party Representation

Workers’ compensation covers medical bills, wage loss, disability payments and retraining regardless of who is at fault. In some cases, however, you can pursue additional compensation if you are injured due to the negligence of someone else other than your employer, a co-worker or yourself. These are called third-party claims and may be brought against the manufacturer of a defective product used while at work, for example, or a careless subcontractor who creates unsafe working conditions.

In cases like these, we combine the significant resources available to both our workers’ comp lawyers and our award-winning personal injury attorneys to pursue two claims on your behalf. At most other law firms, you would need to hire an outside lawyer to pursue a third-party claim.

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MN Workers’ Comp Clients, Others Tell Their Stories

Clients, past clients and others tell how SiebenCarey made a difference in their lives:

Adam: Life Changed In an Instant

We asked three of our best friends to help us find the best workers’ compensation law firm in Minnesota for our son and all three came up with SiebenCarey. Read more

Attorney Lee: Take the Stress Out

The people I send to SiebenCarey feel like they took care of them, and they care about them. Read more

Jennifer: Accessible, Professional, Caring

When the insurance company denied the bills, they were sent to me to pay out of pocket. As the bills mounted, I had to get help. Read more

Clint: They Listened to Me

A simple errand for my employer on my lunch break turned into a horrific accident. Read more

Attorney & Client Kevin: My Reputation Is On the Line

The people I send to SiebenCarey feel like they took care of them, and they care about them. Read more


Ready to Take the Next Step?

Report Your Injury FIRST

  • Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible if you haven’t already. Not doing so may jeopardize your rights.
  • After receiving medical attention, let your employer know your condition and when you plan to return.
  • Look for proof from your employer’s insurance company that your employer filed a claim as required by law.
  • You should know within 14 days whether your benefits will be paid or denied.

Call Us IMMEDIATELY If There’s Trouble

  • A lot can go wrong after you’ve reported your work injury. Your employer’s insurance company may say the injury wasn’t work related or as serious as you claim. Your employer might try to stop you from filing a claim or threaten to retaliate if you do. Or you might discover your employer doesn’t have workers’ comp insurance.
  • Call us 24/7 toll free at 1 (800) 4-RIGHTS or click here to tell us more. We’re ready to listen and help you solve your dispute without a lawyer if possible at no charge to you.
  • If you are not receiving the workers’ comp benefits you are entitled to and legal action is necessary, your work comp lawyer, legal staff and investigators will:
Document the cause and extent of your job-related health problem
Deal with your company and its insurance carrier
Select health professionals and rehabilitation consultants who specialize in your situation
Prepare for arbitration and other proceedings
Consider the possibility of a Third Party lawsuit

Get the Benefits You Are Entitled To

  • The amount of work comp you receive depends on the severity of your work injuries and the amount of time you are unable to work. At a minimum, all reasonable medical bills in your case will be covered under Minnesota workers' compensation laws, including chiropractic care and physical therapy sessions.
  • You may be entitled to additional benefits if you suffer a permanent disability, you return to work at a lower wage, or if you are unable to ever return to work again. The dependents of a worker killed on the job are entitled to workers’ comp benefits as well.
  • Rehabilitation and retraining are also available to help you go back to work.
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You Can Afford Legal Excellence

No question the other side will have the deep pockets necessary to hire silk-stocking attorneys and expert witnesses. The good news is you too can afford the legal excellence necessary to go toe-to-toe with anyone denying you the benefits you deserve. That’s because SiebenCarey handles workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis, and that means you only pay if we win. Furthermore, attorney fees in work comp cases are capped under Minnesota law.


Don’t Delay and Risk Forfeiting Your Rights …

Generally, you should report your on-the-job injury to your employer within 30 days. Under some circumstances, you may have up to 180 days. Even if you missed these cutoffs and never reported your injury, there may still be options available to you.

But why delay? Start the ball rolling by reporting your injury as soon as possible. If proper benefits are denied, you will have at least three years to file a claim, and depending on the circumstances, maybe more. We’ve helped some clients recover benefits 10, 15 and even 20 years after their workplace injuries.


… Or Take a Chance On Less Experienced Representation

Mention SiebenCarey to anyone in Minnesota’s workers’ compensation community, and we know you will hear that our attorneys are held in the highest regard – even by their adversaries. On anything so important as your recovery and future well-being, why take a chance on less experienced representation?

Tell us about your case today! We’ll show you why so many working Minnesotan’s just like you have trusted the experienced professionals at SiebenCarey to fight for their rights.


Accept No Substitutes: Talk To a Know Your Rights Work Comp Attorney

Attorneys referred by friends, family and organized labor; nominated for recognition by their peers; and supported by seasoned legal professionals – all dedicated to getting you back on your feet again after a work injury. And the best news? You can afford this top-notch legal representation.

The call is free. The advice is free. The rest is up to you.

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