Abbreviations and Glossary for MN Work Comp 101

Minnesota workers’ compensation has many abbreviations that get used by adjusters, attorneys, employers, etc. Understanding what they represent is a difficult task for employee’s who have never dealt with workers’ compensation. The following is a list of common abbreviations and terms used. Some people may abbreviate terms differently, but hopefully it will provide some guidance

Undocumented workers are entitled to Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits

It is estimated there are over 8.5 million undocumented immigrant workers in the United States.  Approximately 5 million undocumented immigrants work in low paid, menial jobs where the risk of physical injury is high. These types of jobs typically do not attract legal residents due to low wages, physically demanding work duties or dangerous activities.

Can an Employer Terminate Me for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim After I had an Injury on the Job?

This is one of the questions I get quite often during my practice. It is also one of the toughest questions to answer. It is well known under Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law that an employer cannot terminate an injured worker for bringing a workers’ compensation claim. The law states specifically that an employer cannot retaliate