Minneapolis Minnesota Workers' Compensation Blog

Welcome to our Minneapolis, Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law Blog

We established this blog to share stories and information about topics relevant to our practice. Our intent is to highlight local stories, as well as national subject matter, that we think you will find interesting. We will regularly update this blog and encourage you to share your thoughts on these posts.

When Can You Sue Your Employer for Your Injury?

Because all states require that employers carry workers’ compensation insurance that covers the medical bills and lost wages for employees who are hurt at work, employees, in general, cannot sue their employers for work-related injuries. This is designed to be a no-fault system that keeps both employers and employees out of court. However, there are […]

What to Do if You Are Injured on The Job

If you’ve been hurt while on the job, chances are you’re entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. It is the law of every state that employers provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees to cover treatment in the event that they are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation benefits usually cover everything from medical treatment and […]

What Is an IME for Workers’ Compensation?

An IME for workers’ compensation is an independent medical examination that is done by a doctor other than your treating physician. This third-party doctor is usually chosen by the employer or the employer’s insurance company and is intended to be an independent and objective party. However, this is not always the case. The goal of […]

What Is a Notice of Intent to Discontinue Benefits?

A Notice of Intent to Discontinue Benefits (NOID) is a form that is filled out by an insurer or employer and sent to someone receiving workers’ compensation benefits to inform them that they intend to stop paying or to reduce the amount of benefits being paid. The NOID must be filed by the insurance company […]

What If You Need Surgery for a Work-Related Injury?

If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work, your treating physician may determine that surgery is needed, but workers’ compensation insurance may refuse to pay for it. There are several reasons why this could happen. However, this decision is not final, and with your doctor’s help, a workers’ compensation attorney can help you reverse […]

What Happens If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

If your filed workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t panic. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to deny a claim for various reasons, and not all of those reasons are valid. For example, there may simply have been an error on the claim form or in processing. It is possible to appeal a denied […]

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do?

It is not unusual for the employer’s insurance company to drag its heels when it comes to honoring a workers’ compensation claim for an injured employee, or even for them to deny it outright. Such insurance companies are often interested in finding any possible way to avoid paying the claim. A workers’ compensation attorney understands […]

Reasons Why Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied

If you’ve been hurt at work and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, your claim may be denied for many different reasons. Some denials for minor reasons are easy to resolve, while others require a complicated appeal and the collection of extensive evidence. In any case, you, as the employee, have the right to appeal […]

How to Choose a Good Workers’ Compensation Attorney

If you’ve been injured at work and need to file a workers’ compensation claim, you may have to face issues like claim denials, deadlines, independent medical exams, or insurance companies that are less than friendly. When these issues arise, you need a workers’ compensation attorney to handle the situation and be there for you during […]

How Do Workers’ Compensation Settlements Work?

When employees are injured at work, they have the right to pursue a workers’ compensation claim to get paid for their medical treatment and lost wages from time off work. The process of filing this claim and getting a settlement may go smoothly or may result in a variety of complications and disputes. While the […]