Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of claim for a repetitive thumb injury requiring surgery Facts: Our client worked for a large healthcare provider in northern Minnesota. His job duties over many years involved repetitive work with his hands and thumbs. He developed a condition which required a significant hand surgery … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Repetitive Thumb Injury and Surgery
Hiring a Local, Northern Minnesota Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
It seems that everywhere you look these days, whether in the Yellow Pages, on the television and especially, the Internet, you will find advertisements for Twin Cities law firms seeking clients way up here in northern Minnesota. Let me begin by saying that the point of this post is not to attack or criticize Twin … Continue reading Hiring a Local, Northern Minnesota Lawyer for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
Choosing a QRC for Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case
Let’s say you have been hurt on the job, are receiving work comp benefits, treating with a doctor and hoping to get back to work as soon as possible. However, you may have work restrictions which prevent you from returning to your regular job, at least for the time being. You receive a phone call … Continue reading Choosing a QRC for Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case
Can I Get Fired for Filing a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
I have spent the past 28 years proudly representing people who have been hurt on the job. A large part of my law practice involves just talking to people. On the phone. In my office. At the grocery store. In a boat while fishing - you name it. Some of these people are clients, some … Continue reading Can I Get Fired for Filing a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
What Is Permanent Total Disability in Minnesota Work Comp?
In a Minnesota worker’s compensation claim, Permanent Total Disability (abbreviated as PTD) is a wage loss benefit paid to someone who is determined to be permanently unemployable as the result of a work injury. It is one of three main types of wage loss benefits payable to someone injured on the job in Minnesota. The … Continue reading What Is Permanent Total Disability in Minnesota Work Comp?
Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Shoulder Surgery Approved
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of shoulder surgery Facts: Our client worked for a major, nationwide retailer at a store in northern Minnesota. She fell and was injured while at work. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended shoulder surgery but the workers’ compensation insurance company refused to authorize it, claiming her shoulder … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Shoulder Surgery Approved
Working Man Blues
A great music video by Dave Simonds, featuring Albert Cummings http://youtu.be/1QyQHDvB0d4
Choosing a Doctor for Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim
So, you’ve been injured at work. If you have never before made a work comp claim, you are about to enter a strange and sometimes intimidating world. An insurance company claims adjuster will be making important decisions affecting many aspects of your life. If you are unable to continue working, the claims adjuster decides when … Continue reading Choosing a Doctor for Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim
Minnesota Supreme Court Documentary To Air On March 18, 25
Minnesotans can get a rare close-up look at Minnesota's highest court on Mar. 18 and 25, 2012, with the broadcast of "Justice Matters: Cases That Shaped History and the Law," a 2006 television documentary about the Minnesota Supreme Court. The program, which will air on public television stations throughout the state, was a co-production of … Continue reading Minnesota Supreme Court Documentary To Air On March 18, 25
Hello and Welcome
HELLO AND WELCOME to Work Comp Talk, the blog for Bradt Law Offices. We hope to provide you with helpful information, current news and developments and other interesting reading on issues mostly involving work injuries and workers’ compensation claims for those of you living in northern Minnesota where we practice. While the focus of this … Continue reading Hello and Welcome