Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Minnesota Workers Compensation Shutdown 2011 Update

I am pleased to share with our readers Specialmaster Kathleen Blatz has recommended and Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin has agreed to reopen parts of Minnesota Workers Compensation system.  The Order has led to a series of workers' compensation judges and staff being recalled.  Today 4 judges; Schultz, Knight, Brenden and Rieke began going through stipulations for settlements, scheduling NOID conferences and preparing to schedule hearings on expedited medical disputes such as surgical requests.  I learned today that 4 other judges will join them tomorrow ramping up the return for going through the mountain of accumulated paperwork.  It is hoped that with the start of today's special session called by Governor Dayton, business will be back to normal soon....but not soon enough for many injured workers.  If you have any questions regarding your workers' compensation benefits the attorneys at Atkinson Law Office and Minnesota Disability are waiting to assist you with a FREE initial consultation.  If we are able to assist you after the consultation there is NO charge until we recovery benefits for you.  Continue to visit our Blog and visit our other site, www.mndisability.com or contact us at 651-332-8717 or 800-933-5619.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Minnesota Government Shut Down And Your Workers Compensation Benefits

As many of you have heard by now, the Minnesota Department of Labor and the Office Of Administrative Hearings have temporarily shut down.  How does this affect YOU?  For many of you the shut down will go unnoticed.  For others though the shutdown could be a financial nightmare.  If you have any concerns about how this shutdown affects your workers comp benefits, contact the attorneys of Minnesota Disability and Atkinson Law Office TODAY.  651-414-0678 or visit our website at www.mndisability.com  We look forward to speaking with you.