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 […]
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.
My Employer Tells Me that I am an Independent Contractor—Am I an Employee that is Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
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 […]
When you are injured it is the responsibility of the employer to report an alleged injury, whether or not the employer agrees with the claim or not. The employer is responsible for completing this form. If the employer is unable or refuses to file this form, the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry may request […]
Keep the following in mind when you have a work related injury. Step 1 Report your injury. When you know you have a work-related injury, report the injury to your employer. And always ask to fill out an incident report. If your employer does not provide you with one, you can get a first report […]