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wage loss benefits
Workers’ compensation is complex and detailed, and you are definitely not alone if you feel a bit lost in the process. Because there is so much to learn with this area of law (and because it is always changing), it can be hard for employees to find the answers they are looking for. Our Workers’...
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Kaarin S. Nelson is an attorney at Halunen & Associates. She represents employees facing workers’ compensation retaliation and other employment related issues. Below, she discusses how employees can face scrutiny after filing a claim. You’re a good employee and you work hard at your job. You go in everyday and tuck yourself under a customer’s...
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Insurance Business of America published a story earlier this month highlighting 10 “red flags” that signal an employee is attempting to scam the workers’ compensation system. The list provides troubling insight into the insurance industry’s treatment of injured workers. Today, Workers’ Compensation attorneys Mike Lammers and Ben Heimerl give their take on the list. Here are the...
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Many companies host holiday parties for their employees during this time of year.  Whether the party is held at an outdoor skating rink or at an upscale hotel conference room, employees are susceptible to injury.  It is important to understand your workers’ compensation rights if you are injured at a work-related holiday event. Am I...
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If you receive a Notice of Intention to Discontinue (NOID) from the insurance company paying your wage loss benefits you need to take action immediately to make sure you continue to get the benefits you deserve. A NOID can mean many things. It could mean one type of benefit has ended and another has begun, or...
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If you are like many Minnesota workers, you regularly work overtime and rely on those earnings in order to pay your bills and support yourself or your family. It can be a really good thing if your employer has overtime work available, and pays at overtime rates. However, wage loss benefits are often overlooked for overtime workers...
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In Minnesota, a person is entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits if he or she suffers an injury on the job. An injured worker can receive wage loss benefits (money) if their injury forces them to work fewer hours. Determining wage loss benefits is often straight forward. The controlling factor is the worker’s Average Weekly Wage (AWW)....
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