There is a little good news to report on the Minnesota workers’ compensation scene. While suffering an injury on the job is never a good thing, the state legislature has passed a few laws which increase benefits for Minnesota workers injured on or after 10/1/2018. Temporary Partial Disability benefits (TPD): These are partial wage loss … Continue reading New Laws Increasing Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Benefits
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 and tuition? What about health insurance or other benefits that your employer … Continue reading Can I Get Minnesota Work Comp Benefits after a Layoff?
As I try to keep this blog updated, I spend part of each day reviewing the search terms that readers are using as they search for information about Minnesota work comp issues. Among the most common search terms I see are searches like this: “The workers’ compensation insurance company won’t pay for surgery-what can I … Continue reading What If Work Comp Refuses to Pay for Surgery on Your Minnesota Work Injury Claim?
This is a very common question for someone who is in the work comp system and has been assigned a disability rating by a physician. The rating might come from your own doctor or from a doctor you have seen for an Independent Medical Examination (IME) at the request of the insurance company. Either way, the … Continue reading How Much Is a Permanent Partial Disability Rating Worth in a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?