The Law Office of Thomas D. Mottaz | Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Star for 2011

The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz is proud to announce that its attorneys have been named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2011. 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. Congratulations to Jerry Sisk for his recognition as a Rising Star. Please join us in congratulating these wonderful attorneys on their accomplishments and ongoing commitments to excellence. Every year, Super Lawyers magazine, which is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13

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The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Maze

The Department of Labor and Industry published the following illustration. It does a fairly good job of showing some parts of the workers' compensation "maze." Click on the links and you will be directed to a the DOLI website. Learn moreFAQs Suggestions for: -- successful doctor visit; -- communicating with insurance adjuster; -- communicating with employer

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Mediation: the advantages of dispute resolution

We have been told that nothing is guaranteed in life. Nothing is more true then when you go to hearing for workers' compensation benefits. There is always a certain amount of uncertainty regardless of how good your case may be. Consequently, mediation is a way for all parties to get together and attempt to reach a settlement. Mediation is a non-binding process where all parties meet to discuss the disputed issues before a neutral mediator. The mediator will help the parties reach a mutual settlement by exploring the strengths and weaknesses of each party. It is not the mediator's role to

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