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What Paperwork Do I Need from My Doctor For My Claim?

If you’ve suffered an injury at work and you need to make a claim for workers’ compensation, you need to make sure you have everything required to make a successful claim for benefits. One of the leading reasons for the denial of benefits or claim delays is insufficient medical documentation. You should first report your […] Read more

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Ways to prove employer negligence

Workers often struggle to provide for the daily needs of their family, especially when they suffer injuries while doing their job. Workers who are unable to continue work for several weeks often rely on workers’ compensation benefits to supplement their daily income while they recuperate. Workers may need to prove that their employer was liable for their injuries […] Read more

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Minnesota sees fewer workplace injuries

A June 30 article of KFGO News revealed the rate of workplace accidents resulting in injuries in Minnesota continues to decrease. According to the Department of Labor and Industry’s Ken Peterson, there were 96,000 workers in 2014 who filed for workers’ compensation benefits compared to the 176,000 injured workers recorded in 1997. The “big drop” in […] Read more

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Ways to handle insufficient workers’ comp benefits

Regardless of the severity, workers who have been injured while doing their jobs should receive sufficient benefits for recovery. Unfortunately, families are often left struggling with a great financial loss when insurance companies become negligent in assessing their claim. Injured workers and their families may take the following actions to prove the workers’ compensation benefits they received were insufficient: Investigate why […] Read more

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Minnesota commemorates road workers killed on the job

The state of Minnesota commemorated the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) workers who have been killed on the job in honor of Workers Memorial Day on April 28. Workers Memorial Day began in 1970 as a way to recognize the men and women who have died doing their jobs. MnDOT in particular has recorded 34 fatalities among their employees […] Read more

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Millions of workers’ lives expected to be saved by new OSHA rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expecting to save 2.3 million workers in various industries from inhaling hazardous silica dust in their work environment, nwlaborpress.org reported on April 18. Beginning June 23, employers will either require their workers to use respirators or prevent silica dust from becoming airborne by using water and vacuum. OSHA on […] Read more

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Four qualifying factors for workers’ compensation claims

The workers’ compensation benefits program is designed to sustain the financial needs of individuals who have been injured while doing their jobs. While a majority of companies provide such coverage to their employees, it is important for claimants to consider the following before filing a claim: Whether your company provides workers’ compensation coverage If your […] Read more

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Attorney Roger Poehls helps injured baggage handler settle workers’ comp suit

Attorney Roger Poehls of  was recently featured in the StarTribune after helping Christopher “Kip” Hedges, a former baggage handler for Delta Air Lines, reach a settlement in a workers’ compensation case filed against the Atlanta-based airline. Hedges suffered severe back injuries in the course of his job, and filed a workers’ compensation claim to pursue compensation for these injuries. In […] Read more

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OSHA app updated to detect hot weather conditions

Officials of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated a phone application (app) for workers to monitor hot temperatures while in the field, azcentral reported on June 17. The “OSHA Heat” app that was originally launched in 2011 reportedly released an improved version for users to detect heat index in particular areas and warn […] Read more

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Laborers commemorated victims at “Workers Memorial Day” in Saint Paul

Sporting their work safety apparel, construction workers recently gathered in Saint Paul to honor lost coworkers at the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony, Daily Planet reported on April 30. This day pays tribute to workers nationwide who were either killed or injured while doing their jobs, as well as serves to promote workplace safety. In this […] Read more