Minnesota Rehabilitation and Retraining FAQ
Navigating the aftermath of a workplace injury can be a daunting task as you grapple with the possibility of rejoining the workforce or adjusting to new limitations. You are not alone on this journey! Minnesota’s retraining and rehabilitation services are… Read more »
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 »
Delta Flight Attendants are Experiencing Reactions to New Uniforms
Delta provided its flight attendants with new uniforms over the summer of 2018. Unfortunately, after the change to the new uniforms, many employees have become sick. They’ve been experiencing physical symptoms, such as rashes, chaffing, eye issues, nose bleeds, headaches,… Read more »
What I Wish My Clients Knew
Report, report, report your injury! Let’s say you have been a St. Paul firefighter for 18+ years and you have lived through numerous explosions or a Minneapolis police officer who has wrestled numerous suspects or kicked in doors, that does… Read more »
Am I Eligible for Rehabilitation Benefits if I Have Quit My Job?
Frequently, employers and insurers who are involved in Minnesota workers’ compensation cases do not understand that even if an employee separates from his or her date of injury employer, he or she is still entitled to rehabilitation services of a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant… Read more »
Am I a Candidate for Retraining?
Clients frequently contact us and wonder if he or she is a candidate for retraining. Under Minnesota Statute §176.011, subdivision 17a, retraining is a workers’ compensation benefit that provides formal training in a school setting to injured workers in an effort to return injured workers… Read more »
What Should I Do If I am a Minnesota State Trooper and I am Injured in the Line of Duty?
For State Troopers who have suffered an on-duty injury, there are specific initial steps that need to be followed for purposes of complying with the Minnesota workers’ compensation rules: Immediately call 911 and/or seek emergency medical care for any serious or life… Read more »
Breaking Up is Hard To Do: Don’t Get Caught in the Middle of Feuding Attorneys
If your attorney has just left his or her law firm, you’re likely asking yourself: What should I do? Where does this leave my case? Should I be concerned? Each of these questions is reasonable, and as you move forward you should… Read more »
Am I Entitled to a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant?
What is a QRC? A Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant or a “QRC” provides independent, vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers in Minnesota who are receiving workers’ compensation benefits. They are professionals who must be registered with the Department of Labor and… Read more »