Workers’ Compensation

Helping Injured Workers Secure Benefits.

Employees of all industries run the risk of workplace injuries. These injuries can threaten your health and ability to work.

Workers’ compensation benefits can cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, permanent partial disability and necessary work training if you cannot fulfill your old tasks. We represent all manner of injured employees, including:

  • Construction workers, laborers, pipefitters, electricians, and all trade workers

  • Nurses, nursing assistants, PCAs, CNAs, home health aides, and all health care providers

  • Office personnel, assistants, managers, and other administrative workers

  • Miners and everyone who works in and around mines

  • Maintenance and housekeepers
  • Delivery drivers, truck drivers, and material movers

  • Servers, bartenders, cooks, and other food service workers
  • Law enforcement, firefighters, dispatchers, and first responders

  • Teachers, bus drivers, paraprofessionals, and other educators

  • Cashiers, salespersons, stockers, and all retail and service workers

  • Landscaping and groundskeepers
  • Engineers, information technology workers, accountants, and other professionals

  • Mechanics, service technicians, and repair people

  • Security guards, trainers, customer service representatives, and more

All Minnesota and Wisconsin employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits, which compensate individuals injured in the workplace. Many workers are hesitant to “take legal action against their employer.” However, a workers’ compensation claim is not a lawsuit against your company; it serves as a type of insurance coverage.

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Qualifying for Workers’ Comp Benefits

Unlike a typical personal injury claim, fault does not impact your benefit eligibility. Whether your actions, a piece of faulty equipment or dangerous conditions cause the injury, you may be eligible for benefits. Depending upon the circumstances of your injury, we can evaluate the possibility of filing a third-party lawsuit as well.

However, there is a statute of limitations within which you must file your claim, or you could forfeit your right to benefits. You must report the accident to your employer within 30 days of the accident. After that, state law dictates how long you have to officially file your claim and collect benefits.

Protecting Your Interests During “Independent” (Adverse) Medical Examinations

After you report an injury, your employer or their insurer may request an “Independent” (Adverse) Medical Examination (IME/AME) during which a hand-selected doctor examines your medical claim. Since the doctor is chosen by your employer or the insurance company, their results may be biased in the company’s/insurer’s favor in an attempt to deny just coverage.

Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer works with our clients to prepare them for their IME so they know how to best protect their claim during an exam. We can also protest biased findings to protect your benefit eligibility.

You Only Pay Us if We Recover Compensation

We generally accept cases on a contingency basis. This means that we are paid a percentage of the compensation we are able to obtain (through settlement or verdict) for you. This means we are on the same team and can work together in order to maximize your recovery.

If we accept your case and it turns out that your condition does not qualify for compensation, or the insurance company successfully avoids responsibility for the harm it’s insured caused, you owe us nothing.

We believe that people of all means should have access to experienced legal representation to pursue the compensation they deserve. Everyone — rich or poor, employed or not, young or old — is on equal footing with the insurance companies when you hire us. When we take on a case, we invest our time and effort in helping you obtain a fair result regardless of who you are.

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If you have suffered a serious personal injury, deserve workers’ compensation benefits, need assistance with short- or long-term disability claims, or require help with the Social Security Disability claims process, Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer can serve as your trusted legal counsel. Schedule a free initial consultation with our qualified legal team and we will carefully evaluate your case and give you honest and expert legal advice.

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(218) 723-1990