At some point in almost any work comp claim where you are paid wage loss benefits, you will receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue benefits, commonly referred to as an NOID. An NOID is simply a form which the insurer is required to serve and file whenever they will be discontinuing wage loss benefits. … Continue reading What Should I Do If I Receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue Benefits on My Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
What Is the Difference Between a Settlement Conference and Mediation in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?
Over the past several years we have seen the increasing use of mediation to settle work comp cases in Minnesota. If you have a work comp claim, you may wonder why a settlement conference was scheduled on your case but a mediation has then been proposed or scheduled. What’s the difference, and is one better … Continue reading What Is the Difference Between a Settlement Conference and Mediation in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?
Avoiding Problems in Your Minnesota Work Comp Case
In my experience, the majority of Minnesota work comp claims “fly under the radar”, meaning there are no lawyers involved, no major disputes, no conferences or trials with the work comp judges, no settlements, etc. Claims involving minor injuries with fast recoveries typically are opened and closed relatively quickly without any involvement in the legal … Continue reading Avoiding Problems in Your Minnesota Work Comp Case
What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?
At some point in your work comp claim, you will almost certainly receive a letter or notice from the insurance company advising you that you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). After receiving such a notice, these are some of the questions you may have: What is MMI? Will it have an effect on … Continue reading What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) in a Minnesota Work Comp Case?
My Minnesota Work Comp Claim Was Denied. Now What?
So, you were injured on the job, filed an injury report and the claim has been denied by the work comp insurance company. What do you do next? Simple. You should contact an attorney in your area who has experience in Minnesota work comp claims. Why wouldn't you? Most attorneys will not charge you to … Continue reading My Minnesota Work Comp Claim Was Denied. Now What?
Bradt Law Offices Video
Steve Bradt introduces himself and talks about his northern Minnesota law practice in this video
The Risks of Not Reporting a Work Injury in Minnesota
A work injury can happen to anyone, at any time. Injuries happen to people on the first day of a new job or after 20 years of injury-free employment. There just isn’t any rhyme or reason to when an injury occurs. An injury can be as trivial as a sprained thumb or as serious as … Continue reading The Risks of Not Reporting a Work Injury in Minnesota
Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Gillette Injury and Back Surgery Accepted
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of claim for a work-related low back injury and surgery Facts: Our client worked for a mid-sized employer in northern Minnesota. Her job involved assembly and the operation of various machines. She was on her feet throughout most of a work shift, standing on a … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Gillette Injury and Back Surgery Accepted
What Exactly is a “Free Consultation” in a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
Okay, maybe this seems like a really silly question. However, if you are considering calling a lawyer about a workers’ compensation matter, you probably want to make sure that you are not going to receive a bill, at any time, for anything. Free should mean free, right? I can’t speak for any other law firm, … Continue reading What Exactly is a “Free Consultation” in a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
When Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim?
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?