When do I give notice of a work injury?

I recently had a conversation with an individual who failed to give timely notice of a work injury to his employer. The employer was a friend. The injured worker “did not want to rock the boat”. As a consequence, he was later precluded from pursuing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits by operation of the

Be Aware of Social Media

As the Internet expands and social media becomes ever more popular, insurance companies and their investigators and attorneys are often turning to Facebook and other internet venues to help defend against injured workers’ claims. Requests for access to Facebook posting are not that uncommon anymore. Moreover, Courts typically allow these requests because, as a general

If I have a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case, can I Sue the Company for an Unsafe Workplace or Under an OSHA Violation?

If I have a Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Case, can I Sue the Company for an Unsafe Workplace or Under an OSHA Violation? Minnesota workers’ compensation is typically an exclusive remedy. In other words, you cannot sue the employer for damages but must file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Despite having the workers’ compensation claim,

Do I need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer to Represent me for my Injury, Even if my Claim is Small?

In most cases, the most pressing need for a lawyer comes when benefits are being denied. Even in cases when the denial involves a small amount of money or tiny bill, it is still money or benefits that are owed to you. In workers’ compensation cases, the law is set up to assist injured workers