TYPE OF CASE: Workers’ Compensation FACTS: Our client was a 69-year-old man who injured his right shoulder at work. He sought immediate medical attention and the work comp insurer accepted his claim and began paying medical and wage loss benefits. He was right-handed and had no history of any prior right shoulder injuries or medical … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Shoulder surgery denied because of pre-existing arthritis
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: All benefits discontinued based upon insurance company’s independent medical exam (IME) Facts: Our client was seriously injured when she fell at work. There was no question that her injury occurred at work and the claim was accepted by the work comp insurance company and they paid wage … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Benefits discontinued after independent medical exam (IME)
Type of Case: Workers’ Compensation Legal Issue or Dispute: Denial of ankle injury claim which occurred at work Facts: Our client was employed with one of the mining companies in northern Minnesota. His job duties required him to maintain and repair equipment within the facility. On the day he was injured, one of the machines … Continue reading Bradt Law Offices Case Report: Ankle Injury on a Flat, Dry Floor
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?
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?
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
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 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