Posts Categorized Workers Compensation

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 »

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 »

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 »