Firm Overview

We practice exclusively in the areas exclusively of Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation.

You will always be treated with the respect you deserve and we'll always do our best for you. Our team is hard working, honest, local, and have earned an excellent reputation throughout the years.

Therefore, rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way from the very first phone call you make to the conclusion of your case Harvey & Carpenter will be there. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
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Main Office

Main Office
75 Teton Lane #100
Mankato MN 56001


(507) 779-7529

Workers Compensation


If you've been injured at work or have a medical condition that has worsened because of your employment, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical care, partial disability, further training, and help with seeking a new career. Worker's Compensation in Minnesota is a no-fault system that provides benefits to employees who are injured at work.

A no-fault system means employees aren't required to prove negligence to claim the benefits they need. Employees still need to prove work caused the injury and that care, treatment, or the need for benefits is reasonable and causally related to the injury.

At Harvey & Carpenter, we don't get paid until you get benefits. No money is required for you to come in and discuss your case with a professional workers' compensation attorney. Don't suffer for months or years without the compensation you deserve.

J. Christian Carpenter

Harvey & Carpenter, Attorney At Law

Chris is a 1994 graduate of University of Jamestown (Summa Cum Laude) and a 1997 graduate of Michell Hamline School of Law (Magna Cum Laude).

He has spent his entire career helping disabled or injured individuals.

When practicing Workers Compensation law, Chris only represents injured workers and never represents insurance companies or employers.

Chris uses his knowledge and experience to guide you through each step taken on your case and inform you of all available options. He is a strong and well-respected advocate who is a leading attorney in the fields of Workers Compensation and Social Security.

He is member of the Sixth District Bar Association having served as President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer. He is also an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice.

Chris is admitted to practice law in both state and federal courts.

Ruth. M Harvey

Harvey & Carpenter, Attorney At Law

Ruth received her law degree from the University of Minnesota and has been helping injured and disabled clients since 1980. She practices in the following areas of law:

Workers Compensation:

Injured at Work
Denied Benefits
Social Security:

Social Security Disability Benefits Applications
Social Security Disability Appeals
Sometimes your injury or disability could involve more than one area of law and Ruth knows how these work together.

She knows what steps need to be taken to make sure your rights are not endangered. She is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association and past chair of the Civil Litigation Section.

Ruth has published articles in professional journals, including helping a committee rewrite Minnesota Jury Instructions for Civil Trials.

In our community, Ruth served on and chaired the United Way Board; was a member of the YWCA Board of Directors and Trustees; and served on the Boy Scouts Twin Valley Council.

In 2004 she received the "Woman of Distinction" award from the YWCA.

To discuss your case with Ruth, you can contact her on: 507-779-7529

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