Ron Meuser, Mary Beth Boyce and Ashley Biermann of Meuser Law Office, P.A. were proud and honored to speak at the St. Paul Firefighters IAFF Local 21 Union membership meeting on June 6th & 7th, 2017 held in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The St. Paul Firefighters Local 21 has been representing St. Paul’s bravest since 1918. They are dedicated to making sure their members have the safest working conditions, fair wages and benefits, and provide the best fire, rescue and paramedic services in Minnesota.
Ron, Mary Beth and Ashley met with firefighters each day and spoke about the complex issues Minnesota’s first responders face when they are dealing with an injury sustained in the line of duty. Topics included the types of benefits available to our state’s first responders who are injured in the line of duty, including workers’ compensation, PERA Police and Fire Duty Disability, Continuation of Health Insurance Benefits Minn. Stat § 299A.465, as well as unique situations. Ron, Mary Beth and Ashley also presented information regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and firefighters, including the new workers’ compensation rules that govern PTSD claims, as well as complex coordination rules that apply specifically to Minnesota’s peace officers who receive Duty Disability and workers’ compensation benefits. The attorneys also fielded many great questions from the attendees regarding the coordination of benefits, timing of filing for benefits and PTSD claims.
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 first responders for both workers’ compensation 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 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 the often-complex process easier to navigate. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation by calling 1-877-746-5680.