Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Settled My Workers Compensation Case Years Ago. Now What?

NEVER ever assume that your case is settled completely. Even seasoned lawyers make mistakes in reading settlement documents and mistakenly believe a case is closed. In fact, I had a well known defense attorney claim to me just the other day that my clients claim for permanent total disability was closed; he wrote a letter to the judge telling him the same thing. I obtained a copy of the settlement papers and guess what? The settlement only closed out his benefits up to the date of the settlement and NOT future benefits. If an attorney with over 25 years experience can get it wrong don't assume you are also reading the documents correctly. Facts change, the law changes, your condition may have worsened over the years. All of these elements can result in new claims or reopening of old claims. Call our office for a free consultation. We would love to review your old settlement agreements and advise you whether you have an ongoing entitlement to benefits. At Minnesota Disability and Atkinson Law Office P.A. we have recovered millions of dollars of benefits on behalf of our clients! 651-324-9514 or toll free 800-933-5619. You may also contact us through our website at

Monday, October 4, 2010

Cost Of Living Decrease of 1.14% Beginning October 1, 2010

If you are reading this article you are one of tens of thousands of Minnesota Workers Compensation victims who have had there benefits reduced at a time when they can least afford it. Is there any remedy to this reduction? Not directly, but many of you who have contacted my office have been educated about benefits you NEVER knew you were entitled to receive under Minnesota law. Workers' compensation benefits are NOT welfare. They are a benefit that YOU pay for indirectly out of your salary and with every day of labor you provide. Do not be afraid to talk with a workers compensation attorney; preferably one who specializes in work comp and disability claims. Take the opportunity of this decrease to educate yourself and your family of your rights to retraining, second medical opinions, skill enhancements and even additional wage loss benefits that may have been stopped years ago. That's right, benefits that have been stopped can in many circumstances be restarted after losing a job or having an aggravation of your injury. At Atkinson Law Office and Minnesota Disability our staff has over 50 years experience handling workers compensation claims. There is no cost to speak with an attorney 7 days a week. 651-414-0678 or visit our web site