Should I Settle my Workers’ Compensation Case as the Insurance Company or Attorney wants me to Settle?

Should I Settle my Workers’ Compensation Case as the Insurance Company or Attorney wants me to Settle? The decision to settle can never be an easy decision to make.  Many different factors need to be weighed into your decision.  It is imperative that all of your options have been discussed so that an informative decision […]

How does an injured worker calculate PPD?

The phone call I got not too long ago prompted me to write this post. A potential client calls and he is irate that he was not getting $75,000 for his work injury. I ask him some questions and learn he was given a 4% PPD rating by his treating doctor for his work injury. […]

Change is not always good: Amendments to the Minnesota Permanent Partial Disability Schedule

In March of 2010, a hearing was held before an Administrative Law Judge over several requested changes to the permanency schedule. Written comments were submitted to the Judge and a report was issued.  The full report issued on April 9, 2010, can be found here. Unfortunately, the rule changes do not fall in favor of the […]

2010 changes to the Minnesota treatment parameters : Minn. R. 5221

There are new changes to the treatment parameters concerning the appropriate use of medications for treatment of work related injuries. Under the new rule, Minn. R. 5221.6105, there are now “strict” limits to use of certain types of medications. This rule severely limits the medication a health care provider can prescribe including the type and […]