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
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
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: All benefits discontinued based upon insurance company’s independent medical exam (IME) Facts: Our client was seriously injured when she fell at work. There was no question that her injury occurred at work and the claim was accepted by the work comp insurance company and they paid wage … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Benefits discontinued after independent medical exam (IME)
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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