Benjamin J. Heimerl

Benjamin J. Heimerl

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Heimerl & Lammers
 | 901 North Third Street, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-294-2200
Fax: 612-294-2201
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile
Benjamin partnered with Michael B. Lammers to create a law firm with the ability to handle all of their clients' legal needs while building lasting relationships. Heimerl & Lammers' mission is to provide the superior legal representation and service that our clients deserve, during what could be the most difficult and frustrating time in their lives. Since graduating from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Benjamin has dedicated his time, almost exclusively, to helping injured clients. His time in the Marine Corps taught him the value of being the best at what you do and that the only way to be the best is through hard work and dedication. He has taken this passion to the courtroom, where he works tirelessly to battle big insurance companies who refuse to live up to their moral and contractual obligations.

About Benjamin Heimerl

Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.hllawfirm.com/Attorney-Profiles/Benjamin-J-Heimer...

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • The case was eventually settled for an amount in excess of $300,000.00, plus the insurer was required to pay all past medical bills, as well as future ongoing medical care. An injured worker in her mid-50's having surgery for a work related wrist fracture. Following the surgery she suffered a stroke. As a result of the stroke the clients ability to communicate and perform daily activities were seriously limited. The insurer denied the consequential injury. , 2014
  • $115,000.00 settlement. the employee, a production worker, was placing material on a shelf when he injured his low back resulting in a herniated disc. , 2018
  • Recovered over $1,500,000.00, plus lifetime medical treatment, in silica exposure case- Minnesota Supreme Court Decision. The employee was diagnosed with kidney failure, resulting from exposure to silica sand at work. The insurer denied liability for the claim, stating that the silica sand exposure was not significant enough to cause kidney failure, and the employee had other, non-work-related problems, that were more likely to cause kidney failure, such as: smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The employee prevailed at hearing. The Insurer appealed all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where ultimately the employee prevailed., 2018
  • Settlement for $126,000.00, plus all past medical bills and life time fiuture medical benefits. The employee injured his dominant hand while restraining a patient. The hand seemingly recovered and then went on to develop complex regional pain syndrome, leading to implantation of a spinal cord stimulator. , 2018
  • $150,000, plus payment of all past medical bills, settlement. Employee (RN) injured her low back while lifting a patient. The employee was out of work for 2 years. , 2018
  • $105,000.00 settlement, pluss payment of all past medical bills. The employee was working for a landscape company when he stepped into a hole injuring his low back. , 2018

Representative Clients:

  • Represented an injured worker in her mid-50's having surgery for a work related wrist fracture. Following the surgery she suffered a stroke. As a result of the stroke the clients ability to communicate and perform daily activities were seriously limited. The insurer denied the consequential injury. The case was eventually settled for an amount in excess of $300,000.00, plus the insurer was required to pay all past medical bills, as well as future ongoing medical care. , 2014
  • Representing injured workers in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The employee was diagnosed with kidney failure, resulting from exposure to silica sand at work. The insurer denied liability for the claim stating, that the silica sand exposure was not significant enough to cause kidney failure. Further, that the employee had other, non work related problems, that were more likely to cause kidney failure, such as: smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The employee prevailed at the initial hearing and before the Workers Compensation Court of Appeals. The Insurer appealed to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where the employee ultimately prevailed. , 2018
  • Represented an injured worker with a career ending shoulder and knee injury. The employee was an extremely high wage earner. After losing several battles along the way the employer tried to offer the employee a job, they knew he would not be able to get to. I was able to re-establish wage loss benefits, the insurer appealed to the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals stated: the compensation judge’s determination that the employee, who was medically restricted from driving, reasonably refused the employer’s job offer due to lack of reasonable transportation alternatives, and her consequent denial of the employer’s request to discontinue temporary total disability benefits, were not manifestly contrary to the evidence. Where the care provided to the employee was not provided by a family member, the four-factor test of Ross v. Northern States Power Co., 442 N.W.2d 296, 42 W.C.D. 7 (Minn. 1989) does not apply. Substantial evidence supports the compensation judge’s determination that home health aide services provided to the employee following his rotator cuff surgery were “nursing” services and were compensable. Where there was no evidence that rehabilitation services were delayed, the QRC’s failure to timely file the employee’s rehabilitation plan does not require a change of QRC. The compensation judge did not unreasonably conclude the QRC’s failure to thoroughly explore all public transportation alternatives did not rise to a level of conduct that justified replacing her as the employee’s QRC., 2010

Educational Background:

  • William Mitchell College of Law- Juris Doctorate, 2006
  • University of Minnesota- B.A. in Psychology, 2003
Office Location for Benjamin J. Heimerl

901 North Third Street
Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Last Updated: 11/8/2018

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