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Rochester Personal Injury Law Blog

What does a QRC do?

An injury can change the course of your life. Fortunately, workers’ compensation benefits can help you after an injury, but you might worry about returning to work.

Severe injuries could prevent you from returning to the position you held at the time you suffered your injury. What happens if this is the case?

What is an IME?

If you suffer an injury on the job, your first concern is to get the medical treatment you need as soon as possible. Then, as you begin your journey to recovery, your biggest concern is getting the benefits you need, especially if you cannot work while you heal from a work-related injury.

When you have a workers' compensation claim, it is common to come across the term  "IME." You may wonder: what is this exactly?

Drivers play a role in motorcycle safety too

As the weather gets warmer in Minnesota, you may be excited about getting out to enjoy the outdoor activities of summer once again. Many Minnesotans do this by taking their motorcycles out on the beautiful scenic roads of our state.

With more motorcycles hitting the road in the next few months, Minnesota drivers must take great care. It is up to both drivers and motorcycle riders to be safe on the road at all times.


As of June 1, 2020, the Minnesota Courts are re-opening - in stages. Matters that can be handled by phone or video conferences are being scheduled, but the courts' caseload is reduced. That creates a backlog.

The courts, state-wide, have identified priority cases that can proceed live, in court, using social distancing precautions. Generally, the priority cases are in-custody criminal cases, child endangerment cases and domestic violence cases.

What are the signs of traumatic brain injury?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs can result in the person being knocked unconscious - sometimes for moments and sometimes longer. Traumatic brain injuries are often serious injuries that can have life-changing impacts to you and your loved ones. After all, the brain is what controls everything from your movement to your emotions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), auto collisions are the second most common cause of TBIs in the United States. This could put Minnesota drivers at even more risk of sustaining these sometimes devastating injuries.

Why Amazon Prime makes life more dangerous

Americans have embraced the convenience of online shopping, and there is evidence that it is making life more dangerous for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Not only do companies such as Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, and its competitors offer the convenience of delivering groceries, clothing and every other imaginable consumer product right to doorsteps, in many cases, they deliver these goods in 48 hours or less.

Changes to Minnesota workers' comp laws may affect your claim

A work-related injury can complicate life for the injured party, as well as that person’s family. Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws are designed to serve as a safety net for injured workers who are unable to return to work, whether that is for a recovery period or permanently.

Legislation passed by Minnesota lawmakers in 2018 made important changes to the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Here are highlights of the changes, which are designed to benefit injured workers:

What do workers' compensation benefits cover?

Getting hurt on the job can be frightening when you do not know what to do and are uncertain about your future. How will you provide for your family? What if you are never able to fully recover?

The purpose of workers' compensation benefits is to address these concerns. You can file a claim when you suffer a work-related injury to receive financial compensation for certain costs, as well as helpful services to secure financial stability. Workers' compensation benefits fall under the following three categories.

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