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As workers’ compensation attorneys, we have years of experience listening to employees recount their workplace injuries, and it is not uncommon to hear an employee tell us information that sends up a red flag. Red Flag: My Employer Won’t Give me Work Comp Benefits Because I Caused my Workplace Injury When there is a workplace...
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As workers’ compensation attorneys, we have years of experience listening to employees recount their workplace injuries, and it is not uncommon to hear an employee tell us information that sends up a red flag. It can be what an employer said, an employer’s conduct, or so many other facts that indicate an issue is going on...
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Find out the red flags you should watch for when you have been injured at work.  In the Red Flag series, we share with you some of the situations and facts that would trigger a “red flag” for a good workman’s comp attorney. Red Flag: Won’t Cover Because Volunteer, Apprentice, or Intern Every once in...
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As workers’ compensation attorneys, we have years of experience listening to employees recount their workplace injuries, and it is not uncommon to hear an employee tell us information that sends up a red flag. In the Red Flag blog series, we share with you some of the situations and facts that would trigger a “red flag”...
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Our Workers’ Compensation Basics series is written to help you get a better grasp of what workers’ compensation is and how it operates so you can more confidently make decisions about your case, including when it might be time to seek out a workers’ compensation attorney. What is Permanent Partial Disability & When Are Benefits Available...
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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...
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One of the first questions you must consider in your workers’ compensation case is whether you are an employee or an independent contractor. In Minnesota, this distinction is very important. One of the most fundamental requirements of workman’s compensation is that the worker is in an employee-employer relationship. Usually, this means that the worker is...
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The first thing you should know is that the doctor performing the exam is paid by the insurance company. This means that the insurance company and the employer are looking for reasons to discontinue your workers’ compensation benefits in whole or part. There is no doctor-patient relationship established, which means nothing is confidential. The sole...
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We have an employee who has been out with a work-related back injury for more than six months. We have not received any indication from her doctor about when she will be able to return. Must we keep her on workers’ compensation leave status indefinitely? Do we have to indefinitely hold open her job? The...
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Temporary workers in Minnesota are at a much higher risk for injury than permanent workers, according to a study of more than 3.5 million injury claims. The multi-state study conducted by ProPublica sought to better understand how temporary worker injuries compared to those of permanent workers in respect to incident type, rate and severity. The...
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