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  • Are workers comp attorneys allowed to sue for neglect? OSHA gave a list of changes to my employer that were not done.

    I developed a large hernia in my stomach 6 years ago. I was diagnosed with chronic tendinitis in both elbows. Both of these conditions were due to lifting and grasping at work. I had surgery on my hernia, with several complications. My body ...

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    To answer your first question, workers' compensation does not take negligence into account. Basically, it is a "no-fault" system in many respects. However, with respect to the injury during surgery, there may be a medical malpractice claim and you may want to speak with an attorney who handles those types of cases.

    You may also want to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer as you may be entitled to additional benefits that you are not receiving such as wage loss or permanent partial disability. If we can be of further assistance, let us know.

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  • Worker Comp settlement offer?

    Girlfriend was injured at work last year and have been off work this whole year. Pain seem to not go away and it get worst doing the winter. Now, insurance company want to settle. Question is; What amount is she entitle to if she she can't go b...

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    I would encourage she contact a workers compensation lawyer. Most attorneys offer free consultations. It is impossible to evaluate the case without more information. Good luck.

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  • Is mental impairment with suicidal intentions accompanied with stress and anxiety covered in minnesota by workman's comp?

    My illness recovery was terminated after 4 weeks because my cognitive skills were not "impaired"

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    If it's related to a physical injury it may be compensable under Minnesota law. I would encourage you contact a lawyer who practices in workers' compensation.

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  • Ime exam

    At an ime exam, suppose the doctor wants to X-ray me, or other diagnostic testing other than the norm, should I take these exams, I mean .

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    I agree with what has already been stated. In Minnesota, X-ray or diagnostic tests are typically not allowed unless ordered by a judge.

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  • I was hurt at work and had back surgery and after my surgeon said i reached my MMI workmans comp offered me a settlement

    they offered me 60.000 dollars in which i turned it down the surgeon and 2 other doctors rated me at 12% can workmans comp reduce the offer that they made first

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    In my experience it is not likely they will reduce their settlement. However it is a possible they could do that. Nothing is ever final until it is signed and approved. Any party can increase or decrease their offer.

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  • Is there anything i can do to get worker's compensation when i can't get in touch with a representative?

    i was injured at work on 9/9/08 and was cleared to return to work some time in 1/09. i was reinjured at work a few months ago and i suspected i had a reoccurring injury. i was cleared by my employer's insurance company to see the doctor to see if ...

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    You have a few options.

    First, you could contact the help line at the Department of Labor and Industry to see if they can help you get in touch with the insurance company. Their number is 1-800-342-5354. They can attempt to get a hold of the insurance company and see if they are willing to voluntarily pay wage loss and medical benefits. If they are not willing to voluntarily pay, you will need to go to step two.

    Second, get an attorney. If they deny your wage loss benefits you will need to file a Claim Petition. An experienced attorney can assist you with getting the wage loss and medical benefits you are owed. In Minnesota workers' compensation attorneys work off of contingency fees which means they do not get paid unless you get paid.

    If I can be of any help please feel free to contact my office at 763.421.8226.

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  • What is 13% for a parsual disbility bac injury

    I was awarded 13% by the court I don't what is the figure amount?

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    It depends on your date of injury. Assuming your injury was post 10/1/00, a 13% PPD rating equates to $11,050.

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  • I fell on an icy patch outside a furniture store and broke my leg. Is the store liable for lost wages?

    The store owner said they would take care of everything. It's been almost 4 weeks and I haven't heard anything. I need to recover my lost wages. I have AFLAC disability but it will not cover all my monthly bills. Do I have to hire a lawyer?

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    If a business does not take care of their property you can bring a claim for negligence. Minnesota law allows you to seek compensation for past and future medical expenses along with past and future wages. You can also get pain and suffering. I would contact an attorney to assist you in bringing a claim against the business.

    If I can be of assistance in this matter, please feel free to contact me at jsisk@noacklawoffice.com or www.jerrysisk.com.

    Good luck.

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  • I slip and fall on icy path of Home Depot , what can I do now?

    Jan 04 2009, i went to Home Depot bought some thing to fix my house, I crossed the path and fell very hard ,it took me about 3 minutes to get up because I coulnt get up, there was 2 Home Depot employees seen me fall , they came and help to bring m...

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    I would contact the Home Depot's insurance company to see if they will pick up your claim and pay your bills. If you are unable to get anywhere with them I would look at contacting an attorney. If the path was privately maintained by Home Depot you might have a case for damages.

    If I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me at jsisk@noacklawoffice.com or www.jerrysisk.com

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  • Fall at work

    I feel on ice in the parking lot at work. I was being extra careful as I saw the ice and didn't want to fall. The maintenance man at work is well known for not taking care of the parking lot. Can I sue? It's in MN

    Jeremiah’s Answer

    It sounds like you would have a claim for workers' compensation benefits. Parking lots owned or maintained by an employer for its employees are normally considered part of the work premises. It would appear that you were within the time frame deemed reasonable for ingress and egress if you were going to or leaving work. As such you would be entitled to work comp benefits.

    I would recommend you contact an attorney. If I can be of assistance, please feel free to email me at jsisk@noacklawoffice.com or at www.jerrysisk.com.

    Good luck

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