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Budget Cuts for Minneapolis Firefighters Lead to More Work-Related Injuries: What is the Actual Cost?

Last week, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel presented an eye-opening report to the Minneapolis City Counsel regarding the cost associated with the department’s workers’ compensation claims. Fruetel reported that since 2012 the cost of workers’ compensation benefits paid by the… Read more »

Can I Receive Minnesota Workers’ Compensation and PERA Police and Fire Plan Duty Disability Benefits At the Same Time?

Yes! In most cases, you can receive PERA disability benefits and workers’ compensation benefits at the same time. Police officers, firefighters, and other public employees who receive PERA disability pension benefits are usually also entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. PERA allows a disabled firefighter or… Read more »