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Benjamin John Heimerl

Minneapolis Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. After being injured at work and being on workman's comp the problem is reoccurring. At this point do I need to hire an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin John Heimerl
    2. Christopher Paul Rosengren
    3. John M Connell
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    You should most definetly hire an attorney! On its face this is a good work comp claim. If you feel like they want to fire you experience tells me they probably do. Whatever you do, don't quit! It's better for your claim to be fired for not being able to do your job. Don't do anything stupid to get fired either. Contact an attorney.

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  2. I was hurt at work by an autistic child, I'm a paraprofesstional can i sue the family or what rights do I have , I'm losing my

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin John Heimerl
    2. Michael J Corbin
    3. John Gus Zgourides
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    I think your best recourse is to file a workers compensation claim. The answer to whether you can sue the parents will depend on more specific facts. This can be explored while your workers compensation claim is ongoing. My guess is that losing your job is going to be a financial strain and the quickest way to see money is through work comp. You may also file for Short Term or Long Term disability if your company offers them.

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  3. Injured in 2011 due to negligence at work from my employer.. Now years later still dealing with injuries and impacted my ability

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven M Bradt
    2. Benjamin John Heimerl
    3. Tricia Dwyer
    4. John M Connell
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
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    You should contact an attorney immediately. The length of time between the injury and now has already made any attorney's job more difficult, but based on what you say you may still have a claim. It will depend on the exact date of the injury and if a first report of injury was filed. Do not let more than 3 years from your date of injury pass or your claim may be forever barred.

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  4. Can i get unployment

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    3. Benjamin John Heimerl
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    If you are able to work you should be entitled to unemployment. Go ahead and apply.

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  5. What can be done for a dog bite incident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Isaac Ingram Tyroler
    2. Richard D. O'Dea
    3. Jeremy Judson Cobb
    4. Michael David Myers
    5. Brent Schafer
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    Sorry to hear about your daughter. The hospital should submit the bills to your health insurance and you health insurance should pay the bills. In turn they can get paid back if and when you get money from the homeowners. You should contact an attorney and have your case evaluated further.

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  6. A fall at work resulted in back surgery. Now have nerve damage in feet and unable to walk without a limp.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Paul Rosengren
    2. Adam William Klotz
    3. Benjamin John Heimerl
    4. Joshua Ryan Stokka
    5. George Ellis Corson IV
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    Before you can determine the amount that your loss of function is worth, you need a disability rating. These generally come from your doctor, and must be based on the Minnesota worker compensation rules. Once you have a rating, figuring out what that rating is worth is easy. However, I would strongly suggest consulting an attorney before settling. There are many types of benefits and you are only talking about one. A settlement could close out all of them. Your case is probably worth more than...

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  7. Can I get a previous employer to pay for medical, loss of wages, etc. due to illness related to a workers comp claim?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John F Medler Jr
    2. Benjamin John Heimerl
    3. Ross Kenneth Menk
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. Christopher Paul Rosengren
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    Yes! Your workers compensation claim is specific to that date of injury and that employer. If you switch employers your workers compensation claim stays the same, meaning you still have a claim against your old employer. Depending on the facts of your situation you may even have a new claim against your current employer for an aggravation of your previous injury. You should talk to an experienced Minnesota workers compensation attorney.

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  8. Dislocated my knee at work. . if they cut me a check after they pay my medical bills what should I be expecting?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Albin Larson
    2. Benjamin John Heimerl
    3. Steven M Bradt
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Samuel John Edmunds
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    Sorry to hear about your injuries. I do practice work comp and It's difficult to say without more information and time. Work comp provides wage loss, medical treatment, job placement, payment for permanent loss of function and sometimes vocational retraining. The full amount of your damages may not even be evident yet. You should contact a work comp attorney and discuss where to go from here.

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  9. I have a work comp claim in process and have been wanting to quit my job prior to injury, what are the ramifications of doing so

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin John Heimerl
    2. Tricia Dwyer
    3. Denise Durene Lemmon
    4. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    5. John M Connell
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    I always advise my clients not to quit if they can. Its better to be fired than quit. However, its much more complicated than that. You will not lose all of your benefits if you quit. You could be precluded from claim wage loss from the day that you quit until the day you get a new job, and if you quit a higher paying job to take a lower paying job you might not get paid that wage loss either. The idea of wage loss it that comp pays for wage loss caused by the injury, if you quit, the wage loss...

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  10. Can I sue a shelter for wrongful accusations and they Kicked me out?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Benjamin John Heimerl
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Tricia Dwyer
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You may have a claim, but you weren't arrested so the damages may not out justify the costs of a law suit.

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