New Laws Increasing Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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

Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Permanent total disability benefits awarded following trial

Type of Case:   Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute:   Permanent total disability  (even though our client was still working part-time). Facts:   Our client was 57 years old when she went to work on a part-time basis for the employer. She had some history of low back problems but did not have any restrictions … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Permanent total disability benefits awarded following trial

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?

When Do You Get a Work Comp Settlement in Minnesota?

We probably all know someone who was hurt on the job,  filed a workers’ compensation claim and eventually received a settlement.  In the 28 years that I have been handling work comp claims,  I have come to learn that most people assume  a “settlement” is a standard, guaranteed and inevitable result in a Minnesota work … Continue reading When Do You Get a Work Comp Settlement in Minnesota?

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?