If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering if your employer can legally terminate your employment for filing a workers’ compensation claim. The answer is no, your employer cannot legally fire you for filing a claim. Under Minnesota law, it is illegal for employers to retaliate against employees who file workers’… Read more »
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Harvey & Carpenter, Attorneys at Law: When Does Workers’ Comp Start Paying?
If you have been injured on the job, you may be wondering when workers’ compensation will start paying for your medical bills and lost wages. Unfortunately, the answer is not always straightforward. The timeline for workers’ compensation payments can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of your injury, the type of medical treatment… Read more »
Does surgery increase a workers’ comp settlement in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, whether or not surgery increases a workers’ compensation settlement will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. It is important that you contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the workers’ compensation process, ensuring your rights are protected. Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover medical expenses, wage loss,… Read more »
How does a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant Help with Workers Compensation in Minnesota?
In Minnesota, a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant (“QRC”) is a professional who is trained and licensed to provide additional services to injured workers who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. A QRC is a neutral party who works with both the injured worker and the workers’ compensation insurer to assist the injured worker achieve maximum medical improvement… Read more »
What Happens to My Work Claim if My Company Closes?
If your employer closes while you have an open workers’ compensation claim, it can complicate the process of receiving benefits. However, the fact that your employer has closed does not mean that your claim will be denied or that you will not receive benefits. In most cases, if your employer goes out of business, their… Read more »
Common Types of Southern Minnesota Personal Injuries
Winter Workplace Accidents: Common Injuries and How to Prevent Them Winter in Minnesota can be a beautiful and magical time of year, but it can also be a dangerous time for those who work outside or commute to work in the snow and ice. Slip and fall injuries, car accidents, exposure to harsh temperatures, and… Read more »
Workers’ Compensation: What If It Was My Fault?
A work-related injury can be any condition caused, aggravated, or accelerated by employment activities. This includes traumatic injuries, repetitive type injuries, occupational diseases and qualifying mental injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The employee needs to show only that the employment activities were a substantial contributing factor to the disability and/or need for medical… Read more »
Workers’ Compensation: Knee Injuries and Future Benefits
Knee injuries are among the most common workplace injuries. Knee injuries often require surgery or substantial conservative treatment. In many situations, the initial treatment is covered by workers’ compensation. However, knee injuries often require future treatment as well. Research suggests individuals with a history of joint trauma are 3 to 6 times more likely to… Read more »
Work From Home and What It Means for Worker’s Compensation
Following the Corona Virus pandemic, many businesses have allowed employees to continue working from home. Workers’ compensation is often thought of as a remedy for employees injured at work. Most commonly, the injury occurs on the employer’s premises. But what happens if you are working from home? An injury is compensable under Minnesota law if… Read more »
Most Common Types of Industries Where Accidents Happen
The most common industries where someone may experience an injury and need for workers’ compensation include construction, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and hospitality. These industries involve physically demanding work, which can result in injuries such as falls, strains, cuts, burns, and repetitive motion injuries. In construction, workers may experience falls from scaffolding or roofs, cuts from… Read more »