Minnesotans are tenacious – they can drive through some of the most hazardous weather conditions without a second thought. But when it comes to injuries or illnesses in the workplace, even they are not immune. State law mandates that practically all employers have workers’ compensation or obtain approval for self-insurance to covers such work-related illnesses… Read more »
Getting Workers’ Comp Benefits for Occupational Asthma
Do you suffer from asthma because of unfavorable working conditions? If so, you’re not alone as about 10 to 25 percent of American workers develop what’s known as occupational asthma, which is one of the top lung diseases linked with workplace environments. Here’s what you need to know about receiving workers’ compensation benefits from asthma caused by… Read more »
How Much is a Typical Workers’ Comp Settlement?
How much will you get from your workers’ compensation settlement? – It is the most common question asked about the process, and for good reason. Money is important. You have bills you need to pay, a family you need to take care of, and your injury has prevented that. Unfortunately, while a popular question, it… Read more »
What Should I Do if my Worker’s Compensation Claim is Denied?
If you were injured on the job, you have certain rights. One of them is to get worker’s compensation. Not only does this cover any of your medical expenses, but you should also get some extra money to cover any of your expenses that you may have due to missing work. You should receive some… Read more »
What is a QRC?
In Minnesota, an employee whose ability to work has been impacted by a work injury needs to know what a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (QRC) does. A QRC is a vocational rehabilitation counselor who has met the state of Minnesota’s requirements to fill a unique function in the workers’ compensation process. A QRC determines if an… Read more »
How to Choose a Good Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability Lawyer
You were recently hurt on the job. Perhaps you fell from a scaffold or got injured in a car accident. You’ve been trying get a response from the workers’ compensation insurer so you can get medical care, get wage replacement, and heal and get back to work. You may be getting “the run around” from… Read more »
Returning to Work With Written Work Restrictions
Mankato Worker’s Compensation Attorney Like many injured workers, you may have to concentrate at first on whether or not you will get paid workers’ compensation and get the medical bills paid. Sooner or later in most cases, though, there will come a time when you need to return to work – even if you are… Read more »
Collecting Worker’s Compensation as a Trucker Denied for Being a Independent Contractor
If you are a trucker, there’s a good chance that you spend a lot of time on the road with loads of over ten tons right behind your head. You do hard physical labor and spend many hours driving. You know that there is a huge potential for injury. It can come from road accidents,… Read more »
What Are SSDI Benefits in Minnesota?
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program that pays monthly benefits to people who were working but are now disabled and can no longer work. SSDI does not pay out partial or temporary benefits. SSDI should not be confused with Social Security Income (SSI). While both SSDI and SSI are administered by the Social Security… Read more »
What Workers’ Compensation Does and Does Not Pay For in Minnesota?
Worker’s compensation is one of those benefits that workers typically know nothing about until they actually need it. You know that if you get hurt at work, then you can get worker’s compensation for your injuries. However, you probably aren’t familiar on many of the specifics which that does – or does not – cover…. Read more »