In order for a Minnesota work injury to be compensable it must “arise out of” and in the “course of employment.” There must be a causal connection between the work activities and the injury. In Klug v. Cummins Power Generation, (WCCA 10/16/08) the WCCA upheld the compensation judge’s decision that an injury to the neck sustained […]
Insurance companies may hire a independent private investigator to perform surveillance on you. The purpose of surveillance is catch you doing something outside your restrictions or even to see what you are doing during a typical day. Often times surveillance will be done in cases when the employee has been off of work for lengthy […]
Chiropractic treatment can be beneficial to relieve the effects of your work injury. However, in some cases, the treatment may not be allowed under Minnesota workers’ compensation. It may be necessary for you to obtain an attorney to assist you in obtaining the reasonable and necessary medical treatment. Under Minnesota work comp there are limits […]
If you think that your work activities have contributed or caused you to sustain a work injury (i.e. repetitive injury, overuse injury, Gillette injury), it is important that you describe to your doctor what your job duties involve. Your treating physician is there to provide care and often times will not ask or inquire as […]
As I have discussed on previous posts, repetitive or Gillette type injuries can be caused from a variety of work factors. These types of injuries can develop within a matter of minutes or within a matter of years. The courts have not set a rule as to the duration of time it takes to develop […]
Dr. Gabrielle Melin, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, recently posted on Mayo Clinic’s website concerning depression. The following are highlights from the article. Information on depression is seen almost daily in the media. The World Health Organization projected that depression will rank second in worldwide disease burden by 2020. Heart disease will remain first.
A fall, a twist, or a turn, can all be causes to knee injuries. Often times it does not take much to injure your knee in the workplace. The knee happens to be the largest joint in the body.The knee is a complex hinge type of synovial joint formed by tibia/ fibula, femur and patella. […]
When you receive notice of a deposition, you will be required to attend the deposition at the time and location specified. Your attorney should meet with you before hand to go over your anticipated testimony and to answer any questions you may have.
I have never been one to get on my soapbox and point fingers but this issue has been bugging me as of late. I assume this has been something plaintiffs attorneys have been dealing with since the dawn of man. How does an injured worker, who has been denied workers’ compensation benefits, who does not […]