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A sobering expose on workers' compensation elsewhere

Posted on November 14, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Thankfully, Minnesota is not this bad yet. Yet.

It goes without saying: If you have occupational disease, talk to an attorney. And do it fast:

 

"How Workers’ Comp Is Rigged"

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/11/workers_comp_is_failing_to_pay_victims_of_occupational_disease_center_for.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_em_bot

- Jeff

TTD, TPD, PTD, and PPD: Decoding the alphabet soup of work-comp benefits

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Two of the most frequent questions when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits are: “What are all these acronyms, and what’s with all the Ds , Ps, and Ts?” Well, TPS Reports they are not, Office Space fans. Each acronym, in fact, represents a separate and specific kind of benefit. Three of them consist of wage-loss benefits, and the other is compensation for loss of function or functional impairment.

Wage-loss benefits

TTD: “T...

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When an employer ignores your restrictions: Stand firm

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM

A common refrain from injured employees is this: I’ve been injured at work, I’ve notified my employer, and I am treating with a doctor for my injury. My doctor has provided me light-duty work restrictions, but my employer refuses to honor those restrictions. What do I do?


My first response to this unfortunate query is usually: What is this employer thinking? My second response to the client is: Stand firm. You’ve been put in a tough spot through no fault of...

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Simultaneous disability benefits and workers' compensation: A confusing mishmash

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Clients are often faced with the prospect of collecting both workers’ compensation and certain disability benefits at the same time. This is not necessarily a bad problem to have if you are injured and out of work. It is a good thing when injured to qualify for different types of benefits because it provides you options.


What is problematic, however, is the notion that you generally cannot collect both disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the...

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JD Schroeder Law: Specializing in paying attention to the details

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 1:45 PM

There are a lot of workers' compensation attorneys out there. People have asked me: Why should I choose you? The answer is simple: Because I just love this work. It is all I do. I do not dabble in other areas of law, like personal injury or criminal defense. A fair number of other "workers' compensation" attorneys and firms do this. But this approach, in my opinion, can distract from the task at hand. I have specialized my practice to handle only workers’ compensation and related claims...

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