Scheduled vs. Unscheduled Injuries: Understanding the Distinctions


Deciphering Scheduled Injuries

Scheduled injuries in Minnesota workers’ compensation law pertain to specific body parts outlined in a statutory schedule. These injuries are typically associated with limbs, digits, and specific organs. Understanding the nuances of scheduled injuries is crucial for both employers and employees, as they have a predefined compensation structure.

Examples of Scheduled Injuries

Common examples of scheduled injuries include amputations, fractures, and injuries to the eyes, ears, or teeth. The predetermined compensation for these injuries is based on a percentage of the total disability assigned to the injured body part. Gaining insight into the specifics of scheduled injuries is essential for individuals navigating the workers’ compensation system.

Unraveling Unscheduled Injuries

Unscheduled injuries, on the other hand, involve harm to body parts not explicitly listed in the statutory schedule. These injuries often relate to the back, neck, head, or internal organs. The compensation for unscheduled injuries is determined based on the overall impairment and its impact on the individual’s ability to work.

Challenges with Unscheduled Injuries

Unscheduled injuries can present unique challenges during the workers’ compensation process. Assessing the extent of impairment and proving the impact on employability requires thorough documentation and expert legal guidance. Statistics related to unscheduled injuries highlight the importance of legal representation to navigate these complexities successfully.

Our Expertise in Handling Both

At Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers, we specialize in handling a wide range of workers’ compensation cases, including both scheduled and unscheduled injuries. Our experienced legal team is well-versed in the intricacies of Minnesota workers’ compensation law and is dedicated to securing fair and just compensation for our clients.

Navigating the Complexity of Scheduled Injuries

For scheduled injuries, our team meticulously evaluates the nature of the injury and its impact on your ability to work. We leverage our knowledge of the statutory schedule to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve based on the severity of the injury.

Advocating for Fair Compensation in Unscheduled Cases

In instances of unscheduled injuries, we understand the challenges involved in proving impairment and employability impact. Our legal expertise enables us to build a strong case, presenting compelling evidence to secure fair compensation for our clients.

Contact Us for a Free Case Consultation

Empower yourself with expert legal representation. If you or someone you know is dealing with a scheduled or unscheduled injury, contact our Rochester, Minnesota office at 507-424-3000 or our Twin Cities location at 612-474-3000 for a free case consultation. Patterson Dahlberg, Injury Lawyers, is committed to ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your workplace injury.