Monday, August 1, 2011

Minnesota Workers Compensation Back Open For Business But Not As Usual!

Having just returned to work, our fine workers compensation judges are working quickly to clear a backlog of pending cases, stipulations for settlements, hearings and discontinuance conferences.  If you are one of the thousands of injured workers who have had their claims on hold during the month of July, we are pleased to share with you that within a few more weeks, the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry will be close to being caught up.  However, you can expect a few changes in store.  First, there are a few new workers compensation judges in the Twin Cities and Duluth and there are some procedural changes which I will address in future updates.

In this posting I want to reiterate an issue that comes up EVERY single week in my office.  We receive calls from injured workers whose claims have been paid for months and sometimes even for years without any significant conflict.  One day however, they have the rug pulled from underneath them and their benefits which they have come to count on END!  At Minnesota Disability and Atkinson Law Office we have represented thousands of injured workers long before an actual conflict exists.  There is no cost to you and our advice helps you plan for the eventual discontinuance of your benefits rather than merely react when the time comes.  If you have been injured at work it is imperative that you talk with an experienced workers compensation lawyer who are experts in workers compensation.  We caution you against choosing an individual who is not a true specialist.  Contact one of the lawyers from our office for a free consultation and learn how we can assist you without the need for a retainer.  NEVER a fee unless we recover benefits for you.  651-333-3636.