Dr. Gabrielle Melin, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist, recently posted on Mayo Clinic’s website concerning depression. The following are highlights from the article. Information on depression is seen almost daily in the media. The World Health Organization projected that depression will rank second in worldwide disease burden by 2020. Heart disease will remain first.
A fall, a twist, or a turn, can all be causes to knee injuries. Often times it does not take much to injure your knee in the workplace. The knee happens to be the largest joint in the body.The knee is a complex hinge type of synovial joint formed by tibia/ fibula, femur and patella. […]
When you receive notice of a deposition, you will be required to attend the deposition at the time and location specified. Your attorney should meet with you before hand to go over your anticipated testimony and to answer any questions you may have.
I have never been one to get on my soapbox and point fingers but this issue has been bugging me as of late. I assume this has been something plaintiffs attorneys have been dealing with since the dawn of man. How does an injured worker, who has been denied workers’ compensation benefits, who does not […]
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 […]
When an injured worker has been off of work due to a compensable work injury and receiving temporary total disability benefits, an employer may choose to offer work to the employee. In many cases, the work offered may not be the most acceptable position to the injured worker. Incidentally, in some cases, if the injured […]
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 […]
Due to advancements in technology and improvements in medical treatment, Americans are living longer and staying healthy longer then ever before. And many are working longer, as well. The US Department of Labor reports that from 1977 to 2007, employment of workers over the age of 65 increased 101%. People past the “retirement age” are […]
The Minnesota workers’ compensation system was established in 1913 to help injured employees cope with the financial hardship brought on by occupational injuries and to assist in returning the employee to employment. However, with the inception of the system came a struggle between providing necessary benefits to the injured employee and the costs incurred by […]