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
In my 35 years practicing Minnesota workers’ compensation, my experience has been that most work comp cases in which attorneys become involved are eventually settled. I am referring to cases where some dispute has arisen or an injured worker feels the need to hire a lawyer to protect his or her interests. There are many … Continue reading Simple Suggestions to Avoid Problems with Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Medical Coverage after a Settlement
A few times each year I get calls from people with questions about an old Minnesota work comp claim. Most often, they have either had some type of flareup or progressively worsening symptoms from a work injury which had occurred several years in the past. The questions usually relate to whether the insurance company is … Continue reading How Long Does a Minnesota Work Comp Claim Stay Open?
This is a question I frequently hear not only from clients but also from people who have settled a claim, with or without a lawyer, at sometime in the past. In fact, sometimes many years have gone by since the settlement before this issue arises and I receive a phone call. The question is usually … Continue reading Can the Insurance Company Refuse to Pay Medical Bills after a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Settlement?
Each day I take a few minutes to review the statistics for this blog to find out how many people are visiting and what type of search terms they are using to find us. The overwhelming number of searches that bring people here involve questions regarding settlements. I have previously written posts entitled: When Do … Continue reading Types of Settlements in Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims
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?