The Minnesota Law Enforcement Labor Services (LELS), #194 Rochester, recently held their annual meeting and invited Ron Meuser, Founder of Meuser Law Office, P.A., to give a presentation to its member group which consists of approximately 125 officers and sergeants.
Founded in 1977, Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. is Minnesota’s largest law enforcement labor union specializing in representing law enforcement personnel. The mission of Law Enforcement Labor Services is to represent the interests and priorities of its members. LELS provides professional representation and advocates for its members in areas such as:
- Legal matters
- Competitive pay and benefits
- Negotiating safer working conditions
Ron presented to the Rochester LELS members, which included an in-depth Q&A session, and discussed the complex issues our first responders face when they are dealing with an injury sustained in the line of duty. Topics included the types of benefits our state’s first responders have available if injured in the line of duty, including workers’ compensation, PERA Police and Fire Duty Disability, and Continuation of Health Insurance Benefits Minn. Stat § 299A.465. Ron also presented information regarding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and law enforcement, including the new workers’ compensation rules that govern PTSD claims, and complex 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 the state’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 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 you navigate an often-complex process. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation by calling 1-877-746-5680.