What Is a Fair Settlement Value for My Minnesota Work Comp Claim?

This is a question we deal with in every claim where the parties begin discussing a possible settlement. There are any number of reasons why a claim may be settled, either at the suggestion of the insurance company or the injured worker. A work comp insurer may want to discuss settlement of the claim for … Continue reading What Is a Fair Settlement Value for My Minnesota Work Comp Claim?

Is My Minnesota Employer Required to Provide “Light Duty” Work after My Work Injury?

For anyone new to the work comp system, it seems there are always more questions than answers. If you haven’t been through the system, it’s all new and can be very confusing. A frequent question we hear is "does my employer have to provide modified work within my doctor’s restrictions following a work injury?" The … Continue reading Is My Minnesota Employer Required to Provide “Light Duty” Work after My Work Injury?

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Employees Who Contract COVID-19

Common questions and answers are provided by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry's COMPACT Newsletter for March 2021. For valuable information about: - what to do if you believe you may have contracted COVID_19 in the workplace; - your employer’s obligations; - your rights if your claim is denied; - work comp benefits available … Continue reading Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Coverage for Employees Who Contract COVID-19

Work Injuries During a Bad Economy

After 37 years practicing workers’ compensation in northern Minnesota, through good economic times and bad, I have come to realize that workers are less likely to report a work injury when times are tough. I receive fewer calls when we are in a down economy, as we are right now, for the simple reason that … Continue reading Work Injuries During a Bad Economy

Minnesota Work Comp Benefits Available after a Layoff

If you are one of the many people presently out of work as a result of Covid 19 related issues, you may be wondering about benefits or assistance available to you beyond unemployment compensation. If you have ever had a workers’ compensation claim which was accepted by the work comp insurer, you may still have … Continue reading Minnesota Work Comp Benefits Available after a Layoff

Work Injuries and Legal Help in the midst of Covid 19

I think we can all agree that the world is a considerably different place today than it was just a year ago. Virtually every business and occupation has been impacted in one fashion or another by the arrival of the coronavirus. As a lawyer representing injured workers in northern Minnesota for more than 36 years, … Continue reading Work Injuries and Legal Help in the midst of Covid 19

Bradt Law Offices FAQ #1: When Do I Get My Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

This is one of the most frequent questions I hear from clients or potential clients. While many cases do ultimately result in a settlement, this is not always the case. If a work injury is accepted by the insurer and all benefits paid until the employee returns to work at full wage, there may be … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices FAQ #1: When Do I Get My Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

Can I Still Get Work Comp Benefits after a Layoff?

(Re-printed and updated from a post by Steve Bradt originally published 5/3/13) If you have ever been laid off from a job, either on a temporary basis or permanently, you know the gut-wrenching fear of suddenly being without a job and without income. What will you do about house payments, truck payments, groceries, school expenses … Continue reading Can I Still Get Work Comp Benefits after a Layoff?

Are Work Comp Benefits Available After a COVID-19 Layoff?

Are there work comp benefits available to me? If you have recently been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 virus, or for any other reason, you may wonder if there are any work comp benefits available to you. In other words, if you have previously been injured on the job but were continuing … Continue reading Are Work Comp Benefits Available After a COVID-19 Layoff?