Monthly Archives: December 2008

An injury sustained by looking up can be considered a compensable injury

In order for a Minnesota work injury to be compensable it must “arise out of” and in the “course of employment.” There must be a causal connection between the work activities and the injury. In Klug v. Cummins Power Generation, (WCCA 10/16/08) the WCCA upheld the compensation judge’s decision that an injury to the neck sustained […]

They might be watching

Insurance companies may hire a independent private investigator to perform surveillance on you. The purpose of surveillance is catch you doing something outside your restrictions or even to see what you are doing during a typical day. Often times surveillance will be done in cases when the employee has been off of work for lengthy […]

Chiropractic treatment under MN workers’ compensation

Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial to relieve the effects of your work injury. However, in some cases, the treatment may not be allowed under Minnesota workers’ compensation. It may be necessary for you to obtain an attorney to assist you in obtaining the reasonable and necessary medical treatment. Under Minnesota work comp there are limits […]

Advise your doctor of your job duties

If you think that your work activities have contributed or caused you to sustain a work injury (i.e. repetitive injury, overuse injury, Gillette injury), it is important that you describe to your doctor what your job duties involve. Your treating physician is there to provide care and often times will not ask or inquire as […]

Factors involved in repetitive work injuries

As I have discussed on previous posts, repetitive or Gillette type injuries can be caused from a variety of work factors. These types of injuries can develop within a matter of minutes or within a matter of years. The courts have not set a rule as to the duration of time it takes to develop […]

Feeling Depressed: Get Screened

Dr. Gabrielle Melin, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, recently posted on Mayo Clinic’s website concerning depression. The following are highlights from the article. Information on depression is seen almost daily in the media. The World Health Organization projected that depression will rank second in worldwide disease burden by 2020. Heart disease will remain first.