Are Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Settlements Considered Marital Property?

It is not uncommon for someone to experience an injury, whether at work or elsewhere, that eventually culminates in a settlement.  In this case, the injured party may receive either periodic payments under a payment schedule or a single lump-sum payment. When a recipient of settlement funds is seeking a ...

2022-01-18T13:56:05-06:00January 18, 2022|Categories: Divorce, Personal Injury, Workers Comp|Tags: |

Fall Injuries On The Rise In Minnesota

The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that serious injuries from falls have risen in the past few years, and the number of citations issued to companies who fail to protect workers has more than doubled since 2011. Although deaths from workplace falls have remained constant over the ...

10 Bogus Reasons Insurance Companies Might Use To Deny Your Work Comp Claim

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 ...

OSHA Committed to Protecting Female Workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken another step in their quest to protect women from on-the-job injuries by signing an agreement with the National Association of Women in Construction to develop and implement new training programs designed to reinforce safety at construction sites for female workers. Both OSHA ...

2021-01-20T10:18:14-06:00August 27, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act Undergoes Revisions

Minnesota legislators made a revision to the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act earlier this month, adding a clause that makes “mental-mental” injuries compensable. The revision specifically changes how claims of post-traumatic stress-disorder are viewed under Minnesota law. PTSD was previously viewed as a disease that arose “out of and in the ...

2020-08-27T16:38:57-05:00June 12, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

Work Comp Study Shows Strengths, Weaknesses of System

A new study known as the “Workers’ Perspective on Settlements and Hearings” has shed some light on how claimants view the workers’ compensation process in Minnesota. To narrow their study, researchers focused on individuals who settled their claim outside of the courtroom. Their goal was “to ensure voluntary settlements are ...

2020-08-27T16:38:58-05:00June 10, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

Appeals Panel Cites Exception in Workers’ Compensation Reversal

A Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel recently ruled that an on-call employee was an exception to the “coming and going rule”, meaning that the employee was eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The case began when Tina Shannon was injured in a motor vehicle accident on her way home from ...

2020-08-27T16:38:59-05:00April 9, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |