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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 […]

Employers may have to pay more to undocumented workers

I have recently written on the proposal before the WCAC regarding undocumented workers being barred from collecting workers’ compensation benefits. If the proposal becomes law,  it is clear that undocumented workers would not have the ability to recover workers’ compensation benefits. However, they would arguably be able to recover under civil law for pain and […]

Foreign-born workers face difficulties in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits

For many foreign born  workers, obtaining medical treatment following a work injury can be extremely difficult. This can be due to misconceptions about the culture and language barriers. Let me give you an example.  The other day I was sitting in on a statement of my client to an insurance adjuster and their interpreter.  Fortunately, […]