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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 […]

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 […]

Be Aware of Social Media

As the Internet expands and social media becomes ever more popular, insurance companies and their investigators and attorneys are often turning to Facebook and other internet venues to help defend against injured workers’ claims. Requests for access to Facebook posting are not that uncommon anymore. Moreover, Courts typically allow these requests because, as a general […]

How Long do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Last in Minnesota?

Injuries can range from strains to fractures to no wage loss to being permanently and totally disabled where you can never return to work. The benefits an injured worker receives depends on the injury and whether that injury continues to remain a substantial contributing factor in their disability. Tied into this is the limits on […]