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Finding the right Minnesota workers’ compensation attorney

Another lawyer and I recently had a conversation about how people find attorneys. He was quite surprised to hear how many people used the internet to find an attorney.  He said, “how can someone make such a big decision just from reading a website.” I began thinking about what he said – and it made a lot of […]


Do I need a Work Comp Lawyer?

In most circumstances, you first need to speak with a lawyer to go over the facts of your case to determine whether or not you need to retain a lawyer to represent you.  Our office, offers a free consultation to all potential clients.  We don’t set any time limits on the conference, and often times […]

Do Workers’ Compensation Cases Settle before going to Trial?

Most workers’ compensation cases settle at some point during the litigation process.  Now, there are some cases where the work injuries resolve and there are no settlements because the injury has completely healed.  While in other cases, the effects from the injury continue to linger and at some point the injured worker, the work comp insurer, […]

How Do I Collect my Lost Wages?

How Do I Collect my Lost Wages? Following a work-related injury an employer and insurer are required to pay for lost wages due to your work injury if your disability lasts longer than three days. The law requires that the employer and insurer file appropriate documents and notify you as to whether or not they […]

Can I Re-open my Prior Worker’s Compensation Claim by Filing a Petition to Vacate?

I seem to get more and more injured workers that come to me following a settlement of their case questioning whether their Minnesota workers compensation case be reopened. Often times, it is a situation where circumstances, including their medical condition, has changed. Others are dissatisfied with how their case was handled or the monetary amount […]

Should I get a Lawyer to go after or sue my Employer?

The reason why I titled this article as I did is that many of the people that I speak with, including employers, feel that if they have a work-related injury that the claim is going directly against the employer.  While the employer is listed in the workers’ compensation documents, the claims are not typically paid […]

Mottaz Law Office Work Comp

2014 Super Lawyers | Law Office of Thomas Mottaz

The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz is proud to announce that David Kempston and Thomas Mottaz have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers . Congratulations to Thomas Mottaz and David Kempston for their recognition again as being one of the top and best Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers in Minnesota. Please join us in congratulating these wonderful attorneys on their accomplishments […]

Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main changes: The implementation of pain contracts. This will affect employees who use opioids on a long term basis. These circumstances will […]

When do I give notice of a work injury?

I recently had a conversation with an individual who failed to give timely notice of a work injury to his employer. The employer was a friend. The injured worker “did not want to rock the boat”. As a consequence, he was later precluded from pursuing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits by operation of the […]

After my work injury, who gets to pick my pharmacy?

After a work injury, Minnesota law requires the employer and workers’ compensation insurer to provide all medical care and treatment causally related to and reasonable and necessary to cure and relieve the effects of the work injury. This includes paying for necessary medications. Questions often arise as to who gets to pick the pharmacy where […]