We are pleased to share that Ron Meuser, Jennifer Yackley, Mary Beth Boyce and Ashley Biermann of Meuser Law Office, P.A. were invited recently to speak to the City of Burnsville police officers, firefighters and HR Generalists. Ron and his team of experienced attorneys were asked to educate the group of first responders and HR Generalists on the basics of PERA disability, Minnesota work comp, as well as other benefits available in the event an injury occurs in the line of duty.
Once combined, Burnsville’s police and fire departments have been operating since 1981 as individual units with the shared commitment to the preservation of life, safety and protection of property for the city’s residents, business owners, and visitors. Although highly trained in safety measures to not only keep the public safe, but also the city’s first responders as well, injuries do occur. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police officers are four times more likely to be injured on the job than other occupations. The types of injuries to firefighters, such as cancer, are growing as well according to the National Fire Protection Agencies. The City of Burnsville understands the increased danger the police officers and firefighters face each day and want to ensure their first responders know what steps to take when an injury happens to ensure they receive the full benefits they are entitled, including continuation of health insurance and PTSD.
Ron, Jen, Mary Beth and Ashley met with the entire group and presented an overview and basic information. The attorneys went more in depth with the 20 police officers and 10 firefighters in attendance after the chiefs and HR Generalists exited the presentation. The following topics and others were discussed:
- The importance of timing when reporting an injury
- When to seek treatment for an injury
- Firefighters with cancer
Discussion included the types of benefits available to first responders who are injured in the line of duty, and information regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including the new workers’ compensation rules that govern PTSD claims, as well as complex timing and coordination rules that apply specifically to Minnesota’s peace officers who receive Duty Disability and workers’ compensation benefits.
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. We’ve successfully represented hundreds of Minnesota’s first responders for both work comp and PERA/MSRS disability claims. Sitting down with us to learn more about your potential claim is a lot like financial planning. We can explain what benefits you may be eligible for 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 the often-complex process easier to navigate.
Why choose Meuser Law Office, P.A. for your PERA, workers’ compensation and personal injury representation? The difference in experience between Meuser Law and an attorney who isn’t as versed in this area of the law can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars to your claim. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation by calling 1-877-746-5680. Ron Meuser and the attorneys at Meuser Law Office, P.A. are available to speak at ANY police or fire department in Minnesota to educate and inform on the valuable information and ensure injured first responders are receiving the benefits to which they are entitled.