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Attorneys Join the Heimerl & Lammers Team

Heimerl & Lammers announces the additions of attorneys Lauren Schnobrich and Ingrid Wahlquist to its growing legal team. Lauren Schnobrich joins Heimerl & Lammers as the newest member of the Family Law team. Her practice consists of family law, probate, and estate planning matters. Lauren has practiced family law and ...

2022-02-11T13:56:07-06:00February 10, 2022|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

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 ...

2022-02-22T15:26:48-06:00June 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 ...

2022-02-23T10:41:27-06:00June 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 ...

2022-02-23T10:45:28-06:00April 9, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

Traffic Accidents Leading Cause of High-Severity Work Comp Injuries

In their latest report, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) found that traffic accidents are the leading cause of high-severity workers’ compensation injuries. The NCCI’s original report from 2006 was updated this month to reflect more current information, and the report revealed some interesting trends. Key findings The frequency ...

2022-02-23T13:08:38-06:00January 3, 2013|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Work Injury, Workers Comp|Tags: , |

Health Care Workers’ Compensation Claims Expected to Drop in 2013

A new report shows that workers’ compensation claims in the health care industry are expected to decrease but claim severity will rise in increase in 2013. The study conducted by Aon Risk Solutions tracked workers’ compensation claims from over 1,000 health care facilities nationwide.  Aon forecasts that the health care ...

2020-08-27T16:39:01-05:00December 3, 2012|Categories: Work Comp Blog, Workers Comp|Tags: , |