Friday, February 24, 2012

Gary Hall Named New Workers Compensation Court of Appeals Judge.

Congratulations to former Office of Administrative Hearing Judge Gary Hall who currently serves as Assistant Commissioner for Safety and Workers’ Compensation at the Department of Labor and Industry. Through his role as Assistant Commissioner, Judge Hall is responsible for the operations of the Workers’ Compensation and OSHA programs. He also acts as the Executive Director of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council.  He received a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1979; and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1982.
Additionally, Judge. Hall is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section National Conference of Specialized Court Judges and is a past member of the National Association of Hearing Officials.  Aside from his numerous chili cooking honors, Judge Hall is also a Rosetown Playhouse Community Theater volunteer as well as a Moot Court volunteer.  Congratulations Judge Hall on your appointment to the Minnesota Workers Compensation Court of Appeals.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Baggage Claim Handlers and Flight Attendants Injured At American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Sun Country Airlines.

If you work for an airline and are injured while in Minnesota or in another state on a trip originating from or ending in Minnesota, you may be entitled to Minnesota workers compensation benefits.  Minnesota's workers compensation programs are often more generous than other states.  Though many of your may be union members, it's important that you do NOT limit yourself to legal advise from attorneys referred by your supervisor or union steward.  They don't necessarily refer you to an attorney because of the best legal advise.  They may refer you in order to receive gifts, free dinners or even cash payments.  This process is illegal and any attorney who is a party to this action is NOT the type of lawyer you can trust.

There are many excellent attorneys who are willing ready and able to worked for you!   Contact the attorneys of Atkinson Law Office and Minnesota Disability to provide you with a FREE consultation.  You will never pay a fee directly to a Minnesota Workers Compensation attorney.  We only collect a fee if we recover benefits for you.  Contact us today at 651-333-3636, toll free 800-933-5619 or visit our main website at