Minnesota Settles Wrongful Death Suit for $400,000

After an inmate’s death, the Minnesota Department of Corrections agreed to pay the family $400,000 in their wrongful death suit against the state. In the case, St. Paul native, Xaviu Scullark-Johnson, 27, died alone in his cell while suffering a bout of seizures all night long. Xavius was also schizophrenic. Prison medical records showed that… Read more »

Minnesota is Making Changes in Workers’ Compensation

2013 has been marked as the year Minnesota will see changes in workers’ compensation. More mental illness claims will be allowed and the benefits are going to go up. It was announced on June 14 that the Minnesota State Legislature passed a bill that contained changes to Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system. This is a system… Read more »

Is Social Security Really as Solvent as Some Say?

With fiscal cliff negotiations not exactly going the way that many would have hoped, Social Security is something that has been on the minds of many. Social Security is an important benefit for people who have worked and retired or who have become disabled and are unable to work anymore. People are filing claims all… Read more »

Slow Economic Recovery Affecting Workers’ Compensation

The slow economic recovery is affecting workers’ compensation, which has been proven by a recent report released by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). The report states that in 2010, benefits declined to $57.5 billion, which was a 2.7% drop from the previous year. This decrease was mostly due to a 2.1% drop in… Read more »