A question commonly asked by our clients is:
How much will my employer have to pay me for the pain and suffering I’ve had to endure because of my work injury?
Unfortunately, the answer is nothing.
While Minnesota workers’ compensation provides a variety of benefits, including medical expense benefits, wage loss benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, and rehabilitation benefits, intangible losses, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life, are not covered.
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that it is not necessary for an injured worker to prove that his or her employer was at fault for injuries in order to recover workers’ compensation benefits.