wage loss benefits
What Are Claim Petitions?
Under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, you may be given the false perception that any injury you sustain while in the course and scope of your occupation will be automatically accepted by the employer and/or insurer. Unfortunately, that is false…. Read more »
Properly Filing a First Report of Injury
Hi, I’m Jen Yackley, Partner and Attorney with Meuser, Yackley & Rowland, P.A., and I’m here to talk to you today about filing first reports of injury when you’ve sustained a work-related injury. I’m going to delve a little deeper… Read more »
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 »
Special Benefits for Minnesota Police Officers, Firefighters, State Troopers, and Corrections Officers
If you are a police officer, firefighter, first responder, or correctional officer, and pay into Public Employee Retirement Association (PERA) or Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) you are entitled to different benefits depending on your plan type. There are different… Read more »
The Timeline to Expect When a PERA Claim is Filed
Once you decide to file for PERA Duty Disability, the next question that is frequently asked is How long is this going to take? The reason for that question is obvious. We all have expenses that need to be paid…. Read more »
Minnesota State Highway Patrol Duty Disability Basics
As a State Highway Patrol Officer, you have agreed to serve your community and perform duties that are considered inherently dangerous. If through your dedicated service to the community you sustain an injury or illness that was incurred while performing… Read more »
Workers’ Compensation Benefits
In Minnesota, when a worker is injured in the course and scope of their employment, they could be entitled to benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. This can include medical care, along with wage loss benefits. When a worker… Read more »
Meuser, Yackley & Rowland Secure Significant Court Win for First Responders with PTSD
In 2018, the Minnesota legislature unanimously passed the PTSD presumption, Minnesota Statutes §176.011, subdivision 15(e). Recognizing the significant traumas that first responders are exposed to while protecting and serving our communities, the Minnesota legislature sought to make it easier for… Read more »
Minnesota Work Comp Benefits Are Non-Taxable
The filing deadline for the 2021 tax year is April 18, 2022. With tax season upon us, you may wonder if you will be obligated to report Minnesota workers’ compensation wage loss, permanent partial disability, or a settlement received in… 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 »