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Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Law

The Minnesota Worker’s Compensation statute underwent substantial revision during the past legislative session. Most of the statutory changes will take effect October 1, 2013. The following is a short summary that outlines the main changes: The implementation of pain contracts. This will affect employees who use opioids on a long term basis. These circumstances will […]

Mental injuries in work comp cases

We all know that physical injuries are covered under work comp. What is not so clear is whether mental or emotional problems are covered. In certain situations, mental/emotional problems are covered by Minnesota workers’ compensation. The law differentiates between mental injuries and places them into three categories. Mental/Physical – This means the mental injury¬† causes […]