The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI ) has announced procedures to deal with the current issues and concerns surrounding the coronavirus situation. Beginning Monday, March 23, all DOLI workers' compensation mediations and conferences will be conducted remotely by telephone or videoconference only. This is an effort to continue providing services within the workers' … Continue reading Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Announces Coronavirus Precautions for Workers’ Compensation Proceedings
An interesting 2016 study and report by the US Department of Labor takes an in-depth look at our workers’ compensation systems and asks the question: Does the workers’ compensation system fulfill its obligations to injured workers? The report reviews a number of programs and issues but also sounds an alarm: Working people are at great … Continue reading Is the Workers’ Compensation System Adequately Protecting You When You Are Injured on the Job 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?
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of claim for a repetitive thumb injury requiring surgery Facts: Our client worked for a large healthcare provider in northern Minnesota. His job duties over many years involved repetitive work with his hands and thumbs. He developed a condition which required a significant hand surgery … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Repetitive Thumb Injury and Surgery
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
I have spent the past 28 years proudly representing people who have been hurt on the job. A large part of my law practice involves just talking to people. On the phone. In my office. At the grocery store. In a boat while fishing - you name it. Some of these people are clients, some … Continue reading Can I Get Fired for Filing a Minnesota Work Comp Claim?
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?