Here in northern Minnesota, we recently received some bad news with the announcement by UPM Blandin that it plans to close down one of its two remaining paper production lines. With the permanent shutdown of Machine 5, approximately 150 jobs will be lost. This is a significant blow to our community and to the workers … Continue reading UPM Blandin Layoffs Announced. Are Minnesota Work Comp Benefits Available?
If you are an employee of Boise Cascade in International Falls who recently lost your job due to the layoffs, you may be surprised to learn that you have work comp claims. We have represented people in similar situations over the years following major layoffs at Blandin Paper Company and LTV Mining, to name a … Continue reading Laid off Boise Cascade Employees May Have Workers’ Compensation Claims
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?
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?
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?
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