Can My Employer Contact My Doctor Without My Consent? | Workers Compensation Claims

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Suffering from any sort of injury can put a serious damper on your life. Injuries can bring medical bills, psychological trauma, missed wages, and a number of other unsavory things with them. Workplace injuries are no exception. Luckily, in most situations, if you injure yourself at work, your employer is liable to cover any damages you suffer. Employers in...

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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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Was Your Short-Term Disability Denied in MN? Learn Why Here

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Short-term disability benefits are insurance coverage that pays employees a percentage of their salary when they cannot work due to a disability. Many people cannot afford to go weeks without a paycheck while they recover from an unexpected illness or injury. Even though short-term disability benefits do not compensate you for your entire paycheck, it can give you the...

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Navigating Workers’ Comp Insurance for HVAC Technicians

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HVAC technicians face various risks on the job that can cause injuries and leave them unable to work. If the technician is employed by a HVAC company and their injury occurs during their employment, they can file a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits to help them stay afloat while they cannot work. Injured HVAC technicians can only file...

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Understanding Workers’ Comp Settlements for Neck Injuries

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When you suffer a neck injury at work, it can impact your entire life. You may be in pain, unable to work, and struggling to pay bills. Workers’ compensation can help you get medical treatment and pay you wages while you’re out of work.  However, some companies don’t treat you fairly when you file a workers’ compensation claim. Our...

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Equipment Malfunction at Work: What to Know

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As an employee, your employer must provide you with a safe work environment. In some situations, a careless manufacturer puts workers at risk. Every day, equipment malfunctions place many individuals at risk for severe machine injuries. If injured due to an equipment malfunction, it is crucial to promptly speak to a work injury attorney and discuss your rights. You...

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Common HVAC Workplace Injuries in Minnesota

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Working in the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry presents various dangers and risks that require careful consideration and precaution. Exposure to hazardous substances such as refrigerants, asbestos, and mold is a common concern for HVAC technicians. Inhalation or skin contact with these substances can lead to serious health issues. Moreover, the job’s physical demands can result in...

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Navigating a Back Injury at Work and How to Prove It in Minnesota

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Work-related back injuries can have severe and lasting consequences for individuals, impacting their physical health, financial stability, and overall quality of life. These injuries often result from strenuous tasks, repetitive motions, or accidents in the workplace. They can lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, and even disability, affecting one’s ability to earn a living. Hiring an attorney is crucial...

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How Minnesota Workers’ Comp is Calculated

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Workplace injuries, while unfortunate, are a reality of the working world. Workers’ compensation is a crucial safety net that provides financial assistance to injured employees and their families. In Minnesota, workers’ compensation benefits are calculated based on well-defined factors. Understanding how Minnesota workers’ compensation is calculated is essential for employers and employees to ensure fair and timely compensation. Below,...

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Minnesota Restaurant Workers’ Compensation Overview

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The restaurant industry in Minnesota is a significant contributor to the state’s economy and culture. However, working in this industry can be challenging and risky, mainly due to the job’s fast-paced and physically demanding nature. As a result, restaurant workers can be at risk of work-related injuries. To protect these employees, Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws ensure that they receive...

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