Total and Permanent Disability Benefits
How Long Does My Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case Stay Open?
Are you wondering, “How long does my Minnesota workers’ compensation stay open?” Sometimes, employers or insurers will tell you your case is closed to get you to abandon your claim for wage-loss benefits or to submit your medical bills and… Read more »
What Are Indemnity Benefits?
In short, indemnity benefits are monetary payments you may be entitled to receive as compensation for lost wages or damages related to your workers’ compensation claim. There are different categories of benefits that injured workers are entitled to depending on… Read more »
Thinking About Quitting? Think Again.
Injured workers often ask, “If I cannot do my job, because of my work injury, should I just quit?” This is a trick question. Workers’ compensation provides wage-loss benefits for injured workers, who are unable to return to suitable gainful… Read more »
The Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota – Part 1
Will I still get paid? Whether or not you continue to get paid wage-loss benefits will vary case-by-case depending on your situation. A description of the most common situations is included below. The attorneys at Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A. are available throughout the… 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 »
New Changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act as of October 1, 2018
Did you sustain an injury on or after October 1, 2018? If so, there are a several significant changes that went into effect in 2018 and 2019 that may increase the value of your Minnesota workers’ compensation claims. Temporary Partial Disability benefits… Read more »
Don’t Miss the PERA Police and Fire Plan Deadline
There are several important deadlines that Minnesota police officers and firefighters need to be aware of when filing a PERA disability benefits claim, including the 18-month post-termination filing deadline. Applications for Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) Police and Fire Plan Duty or Regular Disability Benefits MUST be filed within… Read more »
The Adjuster Refuses to Pay My Benefits. Am I Eligible for Penalties?
In rare circumstances employers and insurers may be subject to monetary penalties for violating the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Penalties serve as a deterrent to employers and insurers from flagrant disregard of the rules. Some penalties are payable to the State of Minnesota… Read more »
PERA Permanent and Total Disability vs PERA Duty Disability
PERA Duty Disability benefits and PERA Permanent Total Disability benefits entitle qualified members to 60% of the member’s average salary over his or her five highest-paid consecutive years of service, which is the equivalent to a retirement benefit based on 20… Read more »
Can PERA PTD Benefits and PTD Work Comp Benefits be Awarded?
If PERA awards a police officer, firefighter, or deputy sheriff permanent total disability (PTD) benefits then he or she IS still entitled to permanent total disability benefits under Minnesota worker’s compensation. Permanent total disability benefits in workers’ compensation are benefits payable to injured workers who… Read more »