TYPE OF CASE: Workers’ Compensation FACTS: Our client was a 69-year-old man who injured his right shoulder at work. He sought immediate medical attention and the work comp insurer accepted his claim and began paying medical and wage loss benefits. He was right-handed and had no history of any prior right shoulder injuries or medical … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Shoulder surgery denied because of pre-existing arthritis
Local, Experienced Legal Help Right Here and Right Now in Northern Minnesota
We frequently receive telephone calls from people who have an attorney in Duluth or the Twin Cities but have realized that traveling 100 or 150 miles for a meeting with a lawyer is inconvenient and expensive. Or, their lawyer is in a big, busy law firm and doesn’t return their calls. I understand that someone … Continue reading Local, Experienced Legal Help Right Here and Right Now in Northern Minnesota
Is it Time to Contact a Lawyer about Your Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
It’s a new month, in a new year and if you are like me, you are just starting to get organized and back into a normal routine after the stress and strain of the holidays and end of the year things to do. If you are also dealing with a work comp claim, maybe you have been … Continue reading Is it Time to Contact a Lawyer about Your Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
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?