Minnesota Workplace Accident Attorneys & Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been injured in the workplace, we can help. Our workplace accident lawyers have handled cases involving workers injured by heavy industrial equipment, manufacturing equipment, food processing machines, press machines, defective elevators, carpet rolling machines and many other pieces of equipment that contain moving parts. These include forklifts, scaffolding, nail guns, mechanical power presses, cranes, derricks, hoists and other machines.

If you’ve been involved in a workplace accident, we know you have lost a great deal. Our Minnesota workplace accident attorneys will help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled, including:

Lost Wages: This will include wages that you have lost in the past as the result of the accident, wages that you are losing at the present time and wages which you reasonably can anticipate losing in the future. We often employ a vocational assessor or economist to assist us in pursuing your claim for lost wages.

Medical Expenses: You are entitled to compensation for your past and future medical expenses. Our team of workplace accident lawyers are familiar with coordinating benefits and care among the various insurance companies that may be involved, including your health insurance carrier, Medicare, and the liability carrier of your employer.

Pain and Suffering: You also deserve to be fully compensated for the pain and suffering you have experienced, and will experience, as the result of your workplace injury.

Proving fault and loss arising our of a workplace accident can be difficult. Our workplace accident lawyers regularly work with experts in engineering, product design, workplace safety, and product manufacturing to uncover an act of negligence on the part of a product manufacturer or employer. We will also work very closely with your treating doctors in proving the nature and scope of your injury.

Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured, and their families, and have obtained many favorable settlements for injury victims. Workplace accident cases are accepted on a contingency basis, so you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Workers’ compensation benefits are limited in scope and can be quite nominal when compared to the amount you could recover in a negligence action. Our workplace accident attorneys help clients pursue claims for serious workplace injuries and will recover the maximum compensation against negligent contractors, sub-contractors, associated groups, or manufacturers.

Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorneys & Lawyers

The unexpected loss of a family member is always difficult to deal with. When a loved one dies because of the negligent or reckless acts of another, an even greater sense of injustice results. Aside from the emotional difficulty, many families face substantial economic turmoil when the primary wage earner passes away unexpectedly.

Wrongful death claims involve the death of a loved one due to another person’s criminal, reckless or negligent conduct. Under Minnesota law a “person” may include an individual or business – such as a bar, employer or other company. Wrongful death often results from a drunk driver killing a motorist or passenger in an automobile, negligent care at a nursing home, medical malpractice, railroad crossing accidents, natural gas explosions, electrocution or construction site accidents.

A trustee must be appointed by the court to represent all of the interested parties in a wrongful death lawsuit. This individual is usually a close relative to friend of the decedent. Once the trustee recovers all of the compensation allowed under Minnesota law, the court must approve the proposed disbursement to the surviving heirs. In most cases the division is not disputed.

Damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death action include final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, future earnings expected over the decedent’s lifetime, lost benefits to the surviving family members and loss of companionship. Punitive damages may also be recovered. We understand, however, that no amount of money can replace the person you’ve lost.

Under Minnesota’s statute of limitations, a claim must be filed within three years from the date of death. If the case is filed after the relevant deadline, it will be denied. For that reason, it is important to act swiftly so that a proper investigation can occur.

The wrongful death lawyers with Brown Law Offices, P.A. represent clients who have lost a loved one as the result of another’s negligence. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of surviving heirs and have helped obtain many favorable wrongful death settlements. Wrongful death cases are accepted on a contingency basis. You owe no fee for our services unless we obtain a settlement in your case.