Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Ankle Injury on a Flat, Dry Floor

Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of ankle injury claim which occurred at work Facts: Our client was employed with one of the mining companies in northern Minnesota. His job duties required him to maintain and repair equipment within the facility. On the day he was injured, one of the machines … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Ankle Injury on a Flat, Dry Floor

What Should I Do If I Receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue Benefits on My Minnesota Work Comp Claim?

At some point in almost any work comp claim where you are paid wage loss benefits, you will receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue benefits, commonly referred to as an NOID. An NOID is simply a form which the insurer is required to serve and file whenever they will be discontinuing wage loss benefits. … Continue reading What Should I Do If I Receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue Benefits on My Minnesota Work Comp Claim?

Are Work Restrictions Important in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?

The simple answer to this question is: Heck Yes!! As you progress through a typical work comp claim in Minnesota, you will likely be given work restrictions by your treating physician.  You may be off work completely for some period of time or you might be able to continue working within  restrictions.  At some point, … Continue reading Are Work Restrictions Important in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?

How Long Do Work Comp Wage Loss Benefits Last in Minnesota?

This seems like a pretty simple question and it is.  However, the answer is not so simple, because it depends upon a lot of different factors and possibilities.  In this post, I will try to offer some general information on how long your wage loss benefits might last, by providing some basic guidelines. Please understand … Continue reading How Long Do Work Comp Wage Loss Benefits Last in Minnesota?

How Much Can I Receive for a Minnesota Work Comp Settlement?

Although there is no single or simple answer to this question, I have posted it because this is one of the most common search requests I see from people visiting our blog.  Every day, I see search requests which involve some form of the question:  how much is a work comp settlement in Minnesota? It … Continue reading How Much Can I Receive for a Minnesota Work Comp Settlement?

Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Lawyer for Your Minnesota Work Comp Case

You‘ve been injured at work.  You are either thinking about filing a claim or have already done so.  Perhaps you are dealing with an insurance company claims adjuster you don’t really trust.  Maybe the insurance company has scheduled you for an independent medical exam (IME), or assigned a QRC to your case.  No matter the … Continue reading Questions to Ask Before You Hire A Lawyer for Your Minnesota Work Comp Case

Retraining in a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case

Among the many benefits available to an injured worker in Minnesota, retraining can be one of the most beneficial and life-changing.  If you have been injured and live in northern Minnesota, you may quickly find  that your employment options are extremely limited after you recover from your injury.  This may be  especially true if you … Continue reading Retraining in a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case

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

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