Workers’ Compensation and the Basics of a Claim
When you sustain a work-related injury or develop a condition resulting from your work activities, your employer or their insurer are required to provide certain benefits under Minnesota’s workers’ compensation law. These benefits generally involve medical care, compensation for lost… Read more »
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover the Lingering Effects from a COVID-19 Diagnosis?
There’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that COVID-19 continues to impact some patients long after the acute illness has resolved in the body. These ongoing symptoms have been categorized as “long COVID” or “long COVID-19”. At Meuser, Yackley… Read more »
Introducing Attorney Scott Rowland
Hi, my name is Scott Rowland, an attorney here at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. I represent individuals injured both at work and outside of work. I also represent Minnesota’s peace officers and firefighters in obtaining their disability benefits and healthcare under both PERA and MSRS…. Read more »
I Am a Minnesota Corrections Officer Who Contracted COVID-19. Do I Have a Work Comp Claim?
The general answer is yes, and the employee’s burden of proof to establish a workers’ compensation claim was just reduced for first responders, including Corrections Officers, who work at Minnesota’s 11 correctional facilities. Typically, to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for… Read more »
New COVID-19 Legislation for Minnesota’s First Responders
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, our state government has taken swift and decisive action to financially protect Minnesota’s first responders who contract the virus. Governor Tim Walz signed into law a revision to the Minnesota’s workers’ compensation statute that creates… Read more »