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
If you have suffered a work injury and are receiving workers’ compensation benefits, one of the most important decisions you will make is which doctor you choose. This isn’t necessarily true in every case, as most work injury claims involve minor injuries and little, if any, lost time from work. Example: Foot and Hand Injuries … Continue reading Choosing the Best Medical Specialist in a Minnesota Work Comp Claim
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Consequential knee injury following a back injury Facts: Our client suffered a low back injury in the course and scope of his employment. The injury was accepted by the work comp insurer and our client eventually had two back surgeries. Although the surgeries were successful, he … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Consequential Knee Injury
As I try to keep this blog updated, I spend part of each day reviewing the search terms that readers are using as they search for information about Minnesota work comp issues. Among the most common search terms I see are searches like this: “The workers’ compensation insurance company won’t pay for surgery-what can I … Continue reading What If Work Comp Refuses to Pay for Surgery on Your Minnesota Work Injury Claim?
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
If you have been involved in a Minnesota work comp case lasting more than a few months, you may have had the experience of being ordered to attend an Independent Medical Examination (usually referred to as an IME). Not everyone with a work comp claim will be subjected to an IME. If your claim involves … Continue reading An Independent Medical Exam In Your Minnesota Work Comp Case
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
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of shoulder surgery Facts: Our client worked for a major, nationwide retailer at a store in northern Minnesota. She fell and was injured while at work. Her orthopedic surgeon recommended shoulder surgery but the workers’ compensation insurance company refused to authorize it, claiming her shoulder … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Shoulder Surgery Approved