TYPE OF CASE: Worker’s Compensation FACTS: Our client had been receiving Social Security disability benefits for a number of years and could only work very limited hours. She also had a history of neck problems, including an MRI which showed a herniated cervical disc before she began working at the job where we claimed she was … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Permanent total disability claim for denied injury
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?