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 »
Minnesota Independent Medical Examination (IME) Process: What You Need to Know
Minnesota Independent Medical Examination Process: What You Need to Know In Minnesota, as in many other states, one necessary part of the process for claiming wage loss benefits is the independent medical examination (IME). An IME impacts the outcome of… Read more »
What is a Worker’s Comp Deposition?
In workers’ compensation claims, one significant factor that can significantly influence the outcome is injured employees’ depositions: recorded, out-of-court testimonies given by a witness under oath. During a worker’s compensation deposition, the injured worker will be asked to provide their… 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 »
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 »
How to Move on When Your Career in Law Enforcement or Firefighting Comes to an End
The attorneys at Meuser Law Office, P.A. have represented hundreds of police officers and firefighters in Minnesota workers’ compensation and PERA/MSRS disability claims over the years. Unfortunately, there are times when the injury is career-ending and the individual is left… Read more »
State Highway Patrol Officers Face Greater Risk
Winter is here. Unfortunately, winter weather conditions bring increased risk to State Highway Patrol Officers. The number of motor vehicle collisions involving State Highway Patrol Officers has risen in the last several years. A quick sampling of your colleagues will… Read more »
The Increased Risk of Heart Conditions in Law Enforcement Officers
It is well documented that law enforcement officers have a higher risk than the general public of developing certain occupational diseases such as Covid-19, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and certain heart conditions. The Minnesota legislature recognized this increased risk and… Read more »
Choosing Between Duty Disability Benefits and Retirement Benefits
If you are injured on duty and you’re close to retirement age, you may be trying to decide whether or not to pursue a retirement benefit or a Duty Disability benefit. We can help you with that process. There are… Read more »