Categorized: Workers Rights

Can I Make a Worker’s Compensation Claim for Medical Cannabis?

There have been countless studies showing soothing effect of medical cannabis for both pain and anxiety. However, while many states have embraced the use of cannabis as a treatment for many medical issues, including Minnesota, it remains illegal at a federal level. This has lead to much confusion for those who have been injured at… Read more »

A Guide to Finding the Best Minnesota Workers Compensation Attorney

After suffering an on-the-job injury, the last thing you need is to struggle with getting benefits. Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits or do not receive their full amount of compensation. These individuals need a reliable worker’s compensation attorney, which can be found using the following criteria. Researching a Practice The ideal firm is one… Read more »

3 Common Shoulder Injuries That Occur at Work and How They’re Treated

One of the worst types of injuries that can occur at work is a shoulder injury. These types of injuries range from minor should strains and dislocated frozen shoulders to even mobility impairment. When employees hurt their shoulders at work, their performance can easily be affected. Here are three of the most common shoulder injuries that… Read more »

Simultaneous Collection of PERA Retirement and MN Workers Compensation Permanent Total Disability Benefits: What You Should Know

A popular question is whether injured workers can receive both Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits simultaneously. In most cases, the answer is yes. Many Minnesota first responders, police officers, corrections officers, firefighters, and those in similar occupations who already receive PERA disability pension benefits are also typically entitled to… Read more »

Hearing Loss is America’s Most Common Workplace Injury

If you have to shout to be heard, the background noise is loud enough to cause hearing impairment. A large truck 5 yards away generates sound at about 90 decibels (dBs) and a jet engine 100 feet away generates sound at 130 dB. Sounds above 80 dB cause air vibrations big and powerful enough to… Read more »

Minnesota’s Many Layers Of Workers’ Compensation Appeals

Minnesota has a no-fault system of workers’ compensation, where the insurance company should pay for your claim regardless of fault. However, sometimes insurance companies refuse to pay, and you have to go through the Department of Labor and the Office of Administrative Hearings to get what you need. Even then, you might have to take… Read more »

What, Exactly, Do Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Laws Cover?

Generally, workers’ compensation systems provide certain benefits to employees who sustain work-related injuries and/or diseases. The initial Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act was passed in 1913, with revisions and amendments adopted, most recently, in 1992 and 1995. The current system evolved from the previous practice of an injured worker filing a civil tort case, the resulting… Read more »