Minnesota is one of many states that experience all four seasons throughout the year, and these seasonal changes provide new work opportunities for individuals looking to bring in some extra cash. So whether you’re plowing snow in the winter or helping clean the park during the summer months, are you eligible to receive workers’ compensation for any injuries you suffer? We take a closer look at seasonal worker eligibility for injury compensation in today’s blog.
Who Are Seasonal Employees?
Seasonal employees are individuals who only work for an employer for a portion of the year. Sometimes they are classified as seasonal, temporary or part-time employees, but they all typically fall under the same classification. In Minnesota, common seasonal employment positions include:
- Snow removal
- Road maintenance
- State Fair employees
- Ski lodge/Christmas tree farm employees
These are just a few examples, but there are so many more types of seasonal employees. But because they only work for a short portion of time and aren’t considered a traditional full-time employee, are they eligible for workers’ compensation?
Seasonal Worker Compensation Eligibility
The good news here is that yes, seasonal workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but they might not always be easy to come by. We’ve seen situations where the employer tried to pressure the employee into not filing their claim, or they provide them with misinformation about their eligibility for compensation. They may try to classify you as a contractor and not an employee of the business, but that may not be true.
In any sense, if you are working a seasonal job and suffer an injury, do yourself a favor and contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer like Dean Margolis. You’ll go through the same process as full-time employees who suffer and injury, and we’ll have you report your injury to management and get a comprehensive medical evaluation. From there, we’ll go to work building your case and presenting a clear and concise argument as to why you’re entitled to injury benefits. During this time, you can focus on getting better while we handle getting you every penny you deserve.
If you’re working in a seasonal position and suffer an injury, contact Margolis Law Firm today for more information on how we can help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
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