John D. Scott, Attorney
Personal Injury • Workers Compensation
HOFFMAN, HAMER & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
A Minnesota-based attorney with over 18 years of experience, with expertise in Personal Injury & Workers Compensation.
As a Personal Injury and Workers Compensation Attorney, I see my fair share of pretty obvious cases and accidents. People always think that most of my job is dealing with clients who have been severely injured at work, hurt during a car crash, or, worst case scenario - the relatives of someone who lost their life during an accident. But the reality is that my favorite cases to work are the less obvious ones where a client doesn’t know that they can file a claim, or they’ve been told (incorrectly) by their boss that it’s too late to file a claim.
One of my past clients was a retail employee who hurt her back while stocking shelves during her shift. She mentioned to her boss that her back was hurting her and was told that she didn’t need to file a claim. The next day when her back was hurting her even more, she told her boss that she thought she should contact HR and report the accident and her increased back pain. My client was told by her boss that it was too late to file a claim.
I doubt that my client’s boss was trying to mislead my client. More often than not, people are simply not well informed when it comes to the details of a workers comp claim. And that’s where I come in. I’m not here to “go after” your boss or the company you work for. If that’s what you’re looking for, I’m probably not the attorney for you. My job, as a personal injury and workers compensation attorney, is to make sure that you get medical treatment and reimbursed for any wages lost due to time away from your job.
If you or a friend/relative has recently hurt their back, shoulder, knee, or elbow at work and hasn’t reported it. Or has been told that they’ve missed their chance to file a claim, contact me for a free consultation. Together, we can find out what you may be entitled to and the best course of action to get the process started.