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Best Practices for a Workman’s Comp Appeal Procedure

Best Practices for a Workman’s Comp Appeal Procedure

It can be upsetting to learn that your worker’s compensation claim has been denied by your company insurance. In Minnesota the worker’s compensation laws give you up to 3 years to appeal the denial — but you aren’t guaranteed to get the decision overturned. Navigating these waters alone is harder than it may seem. Consider… Read more »

How Do Knee Injuries Happen at Work?

How Do Knee Injuries Happen at Work?

We use our knees all day when we walk, kneel, crawl, and lift. In some jobs, like flooring and construction, this involves putting a lot of weight on your knees for many hours in the day.  Your knee consists of joints, ligaments, cartilage, and bursa. These components can become injured if your job requires constant… Read more »

What Are Union Carve-Outs?

What Are Union Carve-Outs?

You may be wondering what rights you as a worker have regarding an occupational injury. Truthfully, the process you will need to follow to obtain medical treatment is somewhat determined by whether or not you are part of a union.  If you are part of a union, it is very likely you belong to one… Read more »

UCWCP Rules and Regulations Explained

UCWCP Rules and Regulations Explained

Understanding Your Union’s Workman’s Comp for Construction Work Many Minnesota construction unions participate in the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program (UCWCP). This system provides special coverage and protections for workers in the construction industry. However, it can be challenging to navigate UCWCP’s policies and procedures, especially if you’re experiencing a chronic illness or stress injury… Read more »

Is Coronavirus Fatigue Leading to More Workplace Injuries?

Is Coronavirus Fatigue Leading to More Workplace Injuries?

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape of our society. Besides stay-at-home orders, learning from home, and limited gatherings, additional stress affects employees who work from home or work in places deemed essential.  Staffing decreases in both work-from-home and essential services lead to added stress and frustration. Balancing taking care of children at home and making… Read more »