Internet access is now necessary for work, school, healthcare, and more. However, for many households, it remains unaffordable. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants everyone, including your clients, to access reasonably priced internet services. The FCC recently launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to reduce the cost of getting online. The ACP provides a discount… Read more »
Do you know what to do if you are injured at work in Minnesota?
Despite people’s best efforts, from time to time injuries do occur in the workplace. The first thing to do is to REPORT IT TO YOUR EMPLOYER. After that, you may well need more information – someone on your side – to figure out what is next. Harvey & Carpenter assists clients who have had an… Read more »
How Do You Calculate an Injured Workers Average Weekly Wage in Minnesota?
You are entitled to compensation after sustaining an injury at the workplace. Most workers are guaranteed the right to pursue compensation under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law. However, the claim process often becomes challenging, especially when it comes to calculating the amount of workers’ compensation benefits. Typically, this involves determining an injured worker’s average weekly wage-a… Read more »
What types of work injuries are covered in Minnesota?
Workplace injuries can occur in any occupation. Although some are unavoidable, others occur due to someone else’s negligence. Either can result in severe injury or harm to the victim. Negligence doesn’t matter, though, most of the time. Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system unless the injury is caused by someone other than the employer,… Read more »
My workers’ compensation checks are late, what can I do?
Complaints about delayed workers’ compensation checks are common across the United States. Frequently, workers grapple with the challenge of having to wait for an extended period before receiving their workers’ compensation check. However, such a delay may arise due to multiple reasons. For instance, the compensation check may have been sent to a wrong address… Read more »
What is the Process for Obtaining Workers Compensation Benefits in Minnesota?
No-fault Workers Compensation State Minnesota is a no-fault workers’ compensation state, so unlike other states which require an employee to prove negligence to be compensated, if you are injured on the job in Minnesota, the injury itself, regardless of it being the fault of the employee or the employer, doesn’t really come into play in… Read more »
Are Your Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Payments Late?
You are exposed to various risks that can injure you in the workplace. The law requires most Minnesota employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If your employer doesn’t have insurance, the Special Compensation Fund can still cover your workers’ compensation benefits. You often get your first workers’ compensation check within 10–30 days of informing your… Read more »
When Should the Insurance Company Start Paying My Worker’s Compensation Benefits in Minnesota?
If you get injured at work, you can file a lawsuit against the employer to get worker’s compensation benefits. It is imperative to understand how the claim process works and when to begin receiving compensation. Generally, you should begin receiving compensation within 14 days. But this depends on various factors such as when notice of… Read more »
Mankato Work Injury Lawyers: Do I Need Legal Assistance For My Injuries?
Most employers strive to provide a safe work environment. Despite their best efforts, accidents can occur. Anything from a slip and fall to a broken limb can result in an unexpected work injury. In some cases, an employer knowingly provided an unsafe work environment causing you to be injured and no longer able to work…. Read more »
Talking to a Workers’ Compensation Doctor
If you are hurt at work, you will often be able to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. This would be the case even if the injury was your fault. Injured employees do not always feel comfortable discussing their injuries. They might struggle to find the right words to use when describing their injuries. For example,… Read more »