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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 […]

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.

Should I Settle my Workers’ Compensation Case as the Insurance Company or Attorney wants me to Settle?

Should I Settle my Workers’ Compensation Case as the Insurance Company or Attorney wants me to Settle? The decision to settle can never be an easy decision to make.  Many different factors need to be weighed into your decision.  It is imperative that all of your options have been discussed so that an informative decision […]

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 […]

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman Program

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has established a new Office of Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman to provide advice and assistance to employees and small businesses. “Our goal is to help injured workers and small businesses who are having problems navigating the workers’ compensation system,” said Ken Peterson, DLI commissioner. He said the ombudsman […]

What happens if I don’t report my work related injury?

We all have to begin somewhere. A Minnesota workers’ compensation claim starts with reporting an injury. By not reporting an injury to your employer after it happens you can harm your chances of getting benefits now and in the future. The first step in any workers’ compensation claim is to report an injury.  The purpose of the  requirement […]

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 […]

IRS Mileage Rates

  IRS Mileage Rate Changes Here are the mileage rates from 2006 to present. 01/01/2006 44.5 01/01/2007 48.5 01/01/2008 50.5 07/01/2008 58.5 01/01/2009 55.0 01/01/2010 50.0 01/01/2011 51.0 07/01/2011 55.5 1/1/2013    56.5 If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits or have concerns about your case, we at The Law Office of Thomas Mottaz are […]

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 […]