Minnesota Work Comp Penalty Awards – Are You Getting What You Deserve?

Minnesota Work Comp Penalty Awards – Are You Getting What You Deserve? Having an accident at work is bad enough, what with the injury itself, the medical bills and time off work. The last thing you need are delay tactics, unreasonable negotiations by your employer or an outright failure to pay your work comp claim after your award has been determined. The good news is that there is a silver lining if your employer (or your employer’s insurance company, but for brevity’s sake we’ll stick with “employer” throughout this post) engages in such behavior: you may be able to recover …

My Job Is Done But I’m Still Being Hurt! | MN Work Comp For Post-Termination Injuries

My Job Is Done But I’m Still Being Hurt! | Minnesota Work Comp For Post-Termination Injuries Minnesota has a work comp system set up for people who are injured on the job to receive benefits when they are injured at work. But what happens if your injury has some connection to work but happens after your employment is over? Let’s say, for example, you quit your job one week and return the next week to pick up your paycheck. Can you make a claim for workers’ compensation? The short answer is yes (don’t you love it when a lawyer can …

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Combined With Other Payouts

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Combined With Other Payouts If you were injured at work in Minnesota, you might have already looked into a workers’ compensation claim—good! You might have also looked into making a personal injury claim against someone else—for example, another driver, if you were injured in a road accident while working—who was responsible for your accident. But what happens if both claims are successful? Can you keep both awards of money? First of all, successfully getting workers’ compensation benefits does not prevent you from bringing a lawsuit against a negligent third party. Additionally, your employer (or more likely your …