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Running on Empty: What to do if your Minnesota Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

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Virtually all Minnesota employers are subject to a legal requirement that they carry workers’ compensation insurance. This requirement is generally not dependent on the size of the employer—it applies regardless of the number of employees a particular employer has. So what happens if, for example, you work for a small, family-run business with only a few employees, and recent discussion about another employer’s situation has led you to believe that your employer does not have any workers’ compensation insurance whatsoever; what should you do? First of all, it’s generally fairly easy to determine whether your employer actually has insurance. The …

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Bankruptcy

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What happens to your Minnesota workers’ compensation benefits when you file for bankruptcy?   Considering filing for bankruptcy but worried that you might lose your workers’ compensation benefits by doing so? Under both federal law and Minnesota law, these benefits are generally exempt from claims by creditors, and Minnesota law in particular has this situation well-covered. State law specifically provides that workers’ compensation claims are exempt from seizure or sale for the payment of any debts or liabilities. What that means as far as bankruptcy is that your workers’ compensation benefits can generally be “reclaimed” from your bankruptcy estate and …

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Who decides a Minnesota workers’ compensation claim?

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Minnesota workers’ compensation courts   If you were injured on the job in Minnesota, you’ve probably been looking into making a workers’ compensation claim (smart move). But who is it who will actually decide your claim? Do you have to go to court?   Workers’ compensation judges   In Minnesota, workers’ compensation claims are first decided by special judges who work for the Workers’ Compensation Division. The Workers’ Compensation Division is part of the Office of Administrative Hearings, which is an administrative office. That means that the courtroom you go to for a workers’ compensation claim is being run by …

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DISABILITY VALUES FOR INJURIES TO FINGERS AND HANDS UNDER MINNESOTA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ACT

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Under Minnesota’s system of workers’ compensation, permanent partial disability benefits are awarded based on a finding of what percentage of whole body impairment the worker has suffered. This percentage is based, in turn, on a schedule of various injuries which allocates different percentages to different injuries.   While it might seem slightly cold and calculating to determine the correct amount of benefits based on a mathematical formula for what essentially amounts to “how injured are you?” the percentage system does have the advantage of making it relatively straightforward and easy to determine what sort of compensation you can expect for …

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