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Jen Yackley Speaks at the 2017 Minnesota Association for Justice Seminar

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Jen Yackley, with Meuser Law Office, P.A., was honored to speak at the Minnesota Association for Justice’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation seminar.

On Friday, March 3, the Minnesota Association for Justice held its annual Spring Continuing Legal Education seminar on Workers’ Compensation. Other speakers included the Honorable Grant Hartman, Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Honorable Tammy Pust, Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings, Dr. Daniel Sipple of Midwest Spine & Brain Institute, Kenneth Kimber of the Department of Labor and Industry, and other workers’ compensation practitioners. Lecture topics included:

• Updates from the Office of Administrative Hearings
• Department of Labor & Industry Dispute Certification and ADR
• Understanding Pain – a Guide for Petitioners
• Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update

Jen presented an overview of PERA and MSRS pension benefits, how those benefits are coordinated with workers’ compensation benefits, and important deadlines workers’ compensation practitioners need to be aware of.

The Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) was established in 1954 by a small group of lawyers dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and accused. The MAJ was created to better represent the overall interests of their clients and their profession as well as to share information, trial strategies and to collectively influence legislation. The Minnesota Association for Justice is a dynamic, pro-active membership driven organization dedicated to helping members build their practice, better represent their clients and strengthen the profession. MAJ’s lobbyists and public relations staff monitor legislation, develop strategies and effectively represent its position to legislators and policy-makers.

Meuser Law Office, P.A. is one of the few workers’ compensation law firms in the state of Minnesota that also handles PERA and MSRS disability claims. Sitting down with us to learn more about your potential claim is a lot like financial planning. We can explain what rights you have and make recommendations to you in terms of how to best protect your rights to those benefits. The knowledgeable attorneys at Meuser Law Office, P.A. can help make the often complex process easier to navigate. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation by calling 1-877-746-5680.


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Ron Meuser and Jen Yackley Speak at The Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS) Meeting

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peraOver-content2_copyRecently, Ron Meuser and Jen Yackley of Meuser Law Office, P.A. were proud and honored to speak at the Minnesota Law Enforcement and Labor Services (LELS) monthly meeting in August, 2016 held in St. Paul, Minnesota. Read More


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MN PERA, MSRS or TRA Retirement Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Permanent Total Disability: Have You Been Underpaid?

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work_comp_attorneyHistorically, Minnesota workers’ compensation permanent total disability benefits were subject to offset based on a disabled employee’s receipt of “old age and survivors insurance benefits.” Minn. Stat. § 176.101, Subd. 4. The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals traditionally interpreted this statute to include public retirement pensions and benefits, including retirement benefits under the Teachers Retirement Association (TRA), the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS), and the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA).Read More


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Jen Yackley

Why Minn. Stat. § 176.021, Subd. 7 Should Be Repealed

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wc-pera-content_copyIf you have been through the Minnesota workers’ compensation system, you are probably well aware of the fact that it’s not always fair to injured workers. In fact, in many respects, the deck is stacked against injured workers. Read More


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Meet a Coon Rapids Fire Captain Whose Life Changed While In The Line Of Duty

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BoelterMeuser Law Office, P.A. is honored to have represented Ken Boelter, a Fire Captain in Coon Rapids for 16 years. On a beautiful fall day, Ken and his crew were called to action when a house fire broke out. On this day, Ken had taken command of the situation while the crew was fighting the fire. Since he was the instant commander, Ken did not have an air pack on and was inhaling a lot of smoke. Read More


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Applying for PERA Duty Disability

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When you are applying for a Police Officer and Firefighter Plan PERA Duty Disability benefit, it is important to know that there are some very complicated rules that apply. If your attorney is not aware of some of these rules, it can cost you significant amounts of money. For example, there is what we call the 2-year Rule. What that means is if your injury pre-dated your application by more than 2 years, you have additional criteria that you need to demonstrate in order to be approved for a PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability. Read More


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De-Mystifying Minnesota Workers’ Comp: The Average Weekly Wage

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Construction SiteIn Minnesota, workers' compensation wage loss is always calculated based on the employee's average weekly wage (AWW) at the time of the injury. Wage loss benefits are usually the most valuable portion of a Minnesota workers’ compensation claim. As such, it is important that the AWW be calculated correctly. Read More


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