For anyone new to the work comp system, it seems there are always more questions than answers. If you haven’t been through the system, it’s all new and can be very confusing. A frequent question we hear is "does my employer have to provide modified work within my doctor’s restrictions following a work injury?" The … Continue reading Is My Minnesota Employer Required to Provide “Light Duty” Work after My Work Injury?
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
A very common question. In fact, a question that I am asked nearly every time I meet with someone about a work comp claim for the first time. A very good question but one with no easy answer. An easier question to answer would be “when is it a good idea to talk to a … Continue reading When Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim?
Let’s face it, nobody likes the thought of having to hire a lawyer. The very idea of calling a lawyer or making an appointment can be very stressful. If you are like most people, you’ve never needed to hire a lawyer and have no idea what’s involved. You probably have a number of questions and … Continue reading How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Minnesota?
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
Let’s say you have been hurt on the job, are receiving work comp benefits, treating with a doctor and hoping to get back to work as soon as possible. However, you may have work restrictions which prevent you from returning to your regular job, at least for the time being. You receive a phone call … Continue reading Choosing a QRC for Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case