Work Restrictions – What to Do When Your Employer Is Not Complying in Minnesota

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Were you recently injured on the job, and your employer is not complying with work restrictions put in place? At Arechigo & Stokka, we understand you may be in a difficult situation. Work restrictions are often implemented following a work injury. Usually, this occurs in a situation where the injured worker can return to work but not in the...

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Can You Get Fired for Failing a Workers’ Comp Drug Test?

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There are several different situations in which an employer may drug test employees. One such circumstance is if there is a workplace accident. If your employer asked you to submit to a drug test following a work-related accident, and you are wondering, Can you get fired for failing a drug test? Contact us at Arechigo & Stokka.  If you...

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What to Do if Your Employer is Discouraging Your Workers’ Comp Claim

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Being injured at work is worrisome enough. Will you be able to get back to work? How are your bills going to be paid? How long will it take for the workers’ comp insurance company to begin paying your medical bills and wage loss benefits? These are all valid questions, and without good answers, they can cause a lot...

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Minnesota Workers’ Compensation for Hearing and Vision Loss Overview

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A serious risk to Minnesota workers is losing their hearing or vision due to work-related injuries. Work-related vision and hearing loss is specifically addressed by Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law. It is a problem that affects hundreds of Minnesota workers every year.  The loss of vision or hearing can be caused by a specific traumatic incident, or these injuries can...

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Assaulted in the Workplace: Is it Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota?

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Assault in the workplace is a nationwide problem, and Minnesota enjoys no exemption from it. So does Minnesota workers’ compensation cover assault in the workplace? Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t. Ultimately, the motivation behind the assault governs workers’ compensation coverage If you have been assaulted in the workplace or have questions about workers’ compensation in Minnesota, please...

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What Are Common Warehouse Accidents That Can Cause Injury in Minnesota?

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When you first see the inner workings of a large warehouse, it can sometimes seem pretty crazy. There are so many things going on at once that it looks like an active beehive. There are so many moving parts, such as conveyor belts transferring products, forklifts of all shapes and sizes carrying huge stacks of boxes, trucks unloading and...

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Neck and Back Pain from Working at Home: Can I File for Workers’ Comp?

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Minnesota workers often suffer from neck and back pain caused by work activities. But most of the time, these injuries occur while actually on the employer’s premises. In the past, it was rare to see at-home workers filing a Minnesota workers’ compensation claim. It certainly happened, but not very often. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and so...

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Are My Workers’ Comp Benefits Taxable?

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Suffering an injury or illness at work can mean time off work, lost wages, or even a permanent disability leaving you unable to ever return to your job. Fortunately, if you experience an injury at work, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits to help ease some of the financial burdens. However, if you’re receiving workers’ comp...

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Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Carpal Tunnel?

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Many people think about acute traumatic injuries when it comes to workers’ compensation claims. While most claims involve injuries that can be attributed to a single event, a decent percentage involve repetitive strain injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Understandably, injured workers want to know, Can carpal tunnel be filed under workers’ compensation benefits? You could have a valid...

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Minnesota Occupational Diseases and Workers’ Compensation: What You Should Know

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Suffering from an occupational disease that was caused by work can be a horrible experience. Usually, these conditions are much more serious than a pulled muscle or broken arm and can be quite scary, especially when you are unable to work. You may feel concern and anxiety about how to pay your bills and put food on your family’s...

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