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Can Your Hours Be Cut After a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

After filing a worker’s compensation claim, depending on the severity or nature of your injury, you may find that your job changes a little bit. One of the most common changes comes in the form of how much you work, or your work hours. Sometimes your employee will inform you that you will have reduced… Read more »

Situations in Which Your Employer Can Decline Worker’s Compensation

If you have been hurt at work, typically you will file a worker’s compensation claim that will be forwarded to your employer’s worker’s compensation insurer that they are required to have by law in most professions. However, there are certain situations that may find your claim denied by your employer or the worker’s compensation insurance… Read more »

4 Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

According to OSHA, over 4,600 workers died on the job in 2014. Even though 20 percent of these occurred in the construction sector, employees in many industries experience accidents and injuries. This especially includes utility, steel, trucking and manufacturing workers. Below explains factors that may affect your compensation eligibility and  benefits. It also explains the… Read more »

The Top Reasons to Hire a Workers Compensation Lawyer

Being injured on the job can leave you out of work and wondering how you are going to pay for your expenses and medical bills. While you have the option to file a workers comp claim on your own, this process can be exceedingly lengthy and complicated making it advisable that you consider consulting a… Read more »

Firefighters with PTSD: When Workers Comp Prevents Suicide

Throughout the country, first responders deal with an exceptionally high suicide rate compared to the rest of the population. Firefighters with PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder often hesitate to seek help for their problem because they fear repercussions. Oftentimes, consulting with a workers comp attorney means getting the compensation and medical costs covered in order… Read more »

Will You Be Under Surveillance After a Worker’s Compensation Claim?

Thanks to TV and other media, many people have been fed a lot of information about the worker’s compensation process. One of the most popularized ideas is that after they file a worker’s compensation claim, the insurance company will hire a private investigator to tail your every move. Unlike much of the information that TV… Read more »

Minnesota Workers Compensation Lawyer Helps in ‘Forced Retirement’

Need a Minnesota Workers Compensation Lawyer? Contact Joshua Borken today! If you are an older employee who suffered from an injury on the job, think twice before retiring early or quitting because of pressure from an employer. According to an article by workforce.com, three-fourths of employees intend to work beyond the age of 65. In… Read more »

What Happens When you Get Fired While On Worker’s Compensation?

First of all, let’s start off with this – it is illegal to fire an employee simply for the reason that they were pursuing a worker’s compensation claim. However, you can get fired while on worker’s compensation and it is completely legal. They can fire you due to previous work performance or simply because they… Read more »