What Is the Waiting Period for Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota?

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If you are injured on the job and unable to work, you may feel anxious and uncertain. You likely have questions concerning your immediate future and income, including, how many days until workers’ comp pays? And, Is there a waiting period for workers comp benefits in Minnesota? It can be overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with Minnesota workers’ comp...

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How Can You Prove Employer Negligence in Minnesota?

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Proving an employer negligence lawsuit is vastly different than proving a workers’ compensation case. The most notable difference is that workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you do not need to prove negligence to bring a successful workers’ comp claim if you are injured at work. Most injured employee claims will be exclusive to workers’ compensation. In...

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Can You Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Amputations in Minnesota?

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Aside from death, an amputation is one of the most severe and devastating injuries you can suffer from a workplace accident. The loss of a limb is undoubtedly life-altering. The severity of the amputation may impact your ability to work, care for yourself, and your general quality of life.  If your amputation happened at work or you had to...

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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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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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