Your Legal Problems.
Our Award-Winning Solutions.
Photo of firm's attorneys with clients

Workers Compensation

Recent Changes To OSHA Regulations For Post-Accident Drug Tests

As of December 1, 2016, employers are required to have an established “reasonable procedure” for injured workers to report any workplace injuries or illness accurately and in a timely manner. According to OSHA comments, post-accident drug testing may be viewed as unlawful retaliatory action by the employer unless drug use by the injured employee is likely to have caused the…

Minnesota WCCA No Longer Replacing Evidence-Based Diagnosis with Opinion

The Minnesota Workers Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) was trampled for diagnosing the claimant instead of determining the facts. Now Minnesota’s Supreme Court has bound the WCCA to consider only information based on reasonably founded evidence presented to the Compensation Judge at trial. The WCCA is no longer permitted to replace trial evidence with its own opinion or conclusions. Diligently…

10 Most Common Work-Related Injuries

Work-Related Injuries Although workers compensation is available to individuals who are injured within the course of their job, many valid claims are denied on a regular basis. Some of the most common reasons for workplace injuries include: (Article continues below Infographic) ______ Overexertion Minnesota workers who pull, lift, push or carry objects may easily suffer from overexertion. These activities can…

Do I Need An Attorney to Settle My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Do I Need An Attorney to Settle My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claim? If you’ve been injured at work and your employer’s insurer contacts you about a potential settlement of your claim, your first reaction might be relief–no protracted legal fighting and you can move past the benefits issues to focusing on recovering from your injury.  Your second thought, though, might…

Minnesota Medicinal Marijuana & Workers’ Comp

Too many Americans are dependent on opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gone so far as to declare opioid painkiller usage an epidemic. Not only are thousands of Americans dependent on these prescription drugs, but thousands are overdosing on them annually. Since 1999 deaths from overdoses have tripled. Every year 16,000 American patients lose their battle with opioid…

Safety Tips for Working in Inclement Weather in Minnesota

As the seasons change in the state of Minnesota, the weather changes too, sometimes rapidly and drastically in a matter of a day. Changing weather patterns can lead to destruction, injury, and even fatality. Unfortunately, we can’t simply stay in our homes and wait for the storms to pass. Many of us still travel to and from work and some…

Most Dangerous Occupations in MN

People work to make a living right? Unfortunately some career paths can lead to serious injury and even death thus raising the question of what are the most dangerous occupations in Minnesota? The most recent complete report about workplace safety from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry comes from 2012. The report covers the long saga of employees who…

Who Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Minnesota?

Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that is mandated by law. The purpose of the law is to hold employers responsible for hazardous workplaces and protect employees from suffering financially after an injury. The law requires that employers purchase insurance, and pay premiums, for the benefit of their employees. In some instances, if an employer can provide proof that…

Common Work Injuries in Minnesota

When an employee has been injured on the job in the state of Minnesota, our system of workers’ compensation is there to protect their financial interests. Over the years workers have certainly been exposed to fewer occupational hazards, although still some onsite injuries are inevitable. Workers’ compensation coverage covers an array of injuries ranging from a one-time incident to injuries…

Archives

Categories