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?

Workers’ Compensation Protection for First Responders and Certain Healthcare Workers Who Contract COVID-19

As a response to the current coronavirus pandemic, the Minnesota legislature has stepped up and enacted a law which affords protection to various groups of individuals who are working on the front lines of the pandemic. This was bipartisan legislation, supported by Governor Walz, which recognizes that the people who provide our health and childcare … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation Protection for First Responders and Certain Healthcare Workers Who Contract COVID-19

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Announces Coronavirus Precautions for Workers’ Compensation Proceedings

The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI ) has announced procedures to deal with the current issues and concerns surrounding the coronavirus situation. Beginning Monday, March 23, all DOLI workers' compensation mediations and conferences will be conducted remotely by telephone or videoconference only. This is an effort to continue providing services within the workers' … Continue reading Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Announces Coronavirus Precautions for Workers’ Compensation Proceedings

Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Permanent total disability claim for denied injury

TYPE OF CASE:  Worker’s Compensation FACTS:   Our client had been receiving Social Security disability benefits for a number of years and could only work very limited hours. She also had a history of neck problems, including an MRI which showed a herniated cervical disc before she began working at the job where we claimed she was … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Permanent total disability claim for denied injury