Does Workers Compensation MN provide compensation for pain and suffering?
Q) Does Workers Compensation MN provide compensation for pain and suffering?
A) The short answer to that is no. Minnesota Workers Compensation law does not allow pain and suffering. When we go back to that change in the law in 1913 when it first came into affect, one of the things that they took away from the employee was pain and suffering. You do not get compensated for it. Also you are not compensated for the loss of your lifestyle, the disruption in your family, the disruption of the life of your spouse, those things are not covered. You are limited to those benefits outlined in the statute which are primarily permanent injury compensation, wage loss benefits, assistance in going back to work, attorney's fees and other miscellaneous benefits.
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