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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 […]

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 […]

I Have a Workers’ Compensation Settlement Offer and they are Asking me to do a MSA or a Medicare Set Aside—What Should I Do?

Medicare set asides can be a complicated and a difficult process to understand. When contemplating settlement of your case and a Medicare set aside is being discussed, there are several things that you, the injured worker, should consider. 1. Work comp related medical would be closed out forever. Medicare set asides are only used in […]

If I accept a retirement package or severance, would I be entitled to benefits now or in the future?

Accepting a retirement package or severance will not preclude you from receiving benefits including lost wages. In cases of voluntary termination, the injured worker’s right to wage loss benefits is suspended until the injured worker can show that the work-related disability is the cause for the inability to find or hold new employment. This can […]