Category Archives: Work Comp Tips

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 […]

Abbreviations and Glossary for MN Work Comp 101

Minnesota workers’ compensation has many abbreviations that get used by adjusters, attorneys, employers, etc. Understanding what they represent is a difficult task for employee’s who have never dealt with workers’ compensation. The following is a list of common abbreviations and terms used. Some people may abbreviate terms differently, but hopefully it will provide some guidance […]

What happens after I file a workers’ compensation case?

One of the more difficult parts of Minnesota workers’ compensation system is understanding how the workers’ compensation process works. For many injured workers this is the first time they have ever had an injury. At times the process can be like assembling IKEA furniture – frustrating and oftentimes, stressful. Fortunately, there are lawyers (including myself) that are experienced and can provide guidance through the process.

What happens at my Minnesota workers’ compensation deposition?

You have filed a workers’ compensation claim on a disputed case and then you get a letter from your lawyer indicating the adverse attorney has scheduled your deposition.  Bad Perry Mason re-runs come to mind.  You get unwanted advice about how to testify from various friends and relatives.  You have lots of questions.  First and […]

10 Things to Keep in Mind When You Have a Work Related Injury

  When you have a work related injury and you are unrepresented, there are several things you should keep in mind. Top 10 List Report your injury to your supervisor, foremen or any other designated representative with your employer; Seek medical treatment; Request the assistance of a QRC to determine if you are a qualified […]

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 […]

The framework of litigated Minnesota Workers Compensation cases

You were injured at work, but for some reason the workers’ compensation insurer has denied your claim. At this time, you are now faced with a question that many injured workers face. What do I do now? A majority of these injured worker’s retain an attorney to assist them in fighting for their entitlement to […]

Mistakes Injured Employees Make with their Workers’ Compensation Cases

The following is a list of some of the many mistakes employees make when they have a work-related injury or illness. Failure to report an injury immediately Often an employee fails to report their injury to their employer because they think it will heal or that it will get better. The motivating factor is typically […]