UPS (United Parcel Service) employees have busy jobs, which often lead to work accidents. Fortunately, UPS workers’ compensation is available for UPS employees injured while on the job.
It is important to become familiar with UPS workers’ comp and what it can mean for you.
What Is Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota?
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance for employees, including those working for UPS. If you suffer an injury while acting in the scope of employment, you can file a UPS workers’ comp claim.
Workers’ compensation helps cover expenses and financial losses from your workplace injury.
If you’ve been injured while working for UPS, do not hesitate to contact a workers’ compensation attorney to help ensure you get the settlement you deserve.
Types of UPS Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available
After a work accident, you can file a workers’ comp claim to receive benefits. The benefits available in Minnesota for workers’ compensation include:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Short term disability benefits,
- Long term disability benefits, and
- Rehabilitation benefits.
If you are unsure of what benefits you are entitled to, contact a workers’ compensation attorney.
What Are Common UPS Work Injuries?
Working for UPS can be very hectic and stressful. Therefore, accidents while on the job are common. Some of the most common injuries for UPS employees include:
- Head and neck injuries,
- Knee and hip injuries,
- Back and spinal cord injuries,
- Shoulder injuries,
- Fractures or broken bones, and
Depending on the type of accident, workplace injuries can range in severity. If you’ve been injured on the job, be sure to file a UPS workman’s comp claim.
What to Do Following a UPS Workplace Injury
The steps you take after a work accident are crucial. Following these steps can help you get the benefits you deserve from UPS workers’ comp.
Get Medical Care
After a work accident, put your health first. If the resulting injuries are severe, call 911 right away. Otherwise, be sure to visit your primary care physician.
Notify the doctor that the reason for your visit is UPS workers’ comp. The doctor will complete a Report of Work Ability form detailing your physical injuries and limitations.
Your employer and insurer should receive copies of these forms.
Report Your Accident
Reporting your accident to your immediate supervisor or manager is part of the UPS injury policy. Employers must file a First Report of Injury (FROI) form.
Failing to report your accident may prevent you from receiving UPS workers’ compensation benefits.
Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
UPS workers’ compensation settlements can differ depending on your circumstances. However, in some cases, you may not be receiving the workers’ comp benefits you deserve, or you may be denied altogether.
Discuss your situation with a workers’ compensation attorney. They will get you on the right path to the benefits you need.
Contact a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today
The Criminal Defense Attorney and Workers’ Compensation Law Offices of Arechigo & Stokka has been serving injured clients since 2007.
Our firm prides itself on offering the highest quality legal representation while providing clients with the patience and understanding they seek.
Josh has been representing injured workers for over 10 years. Josh was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, and attended the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. Mr. Stokka alson received his law degree from the Hamline University School of Law. During law school, Josh clerked at a Minnesota law firm specializing in personal injury and workers’ compensation. Prior to practicing in the area of workers’ compensation, Josh clerked for a judge in the 7th Judicial District in Minnesota. This valuable experience gave him insight into how judges think, do their jobs behind the scene, and how to frame a case in order to obtain a favorable result. Now, he focuses 100% of his practice on defending injured workers in Minnesota.