Retraining is a formal course of study in a school setting that is designed to train an employee to return to suitable gainful employment. Retraining is different from other forms vocational rehab assistance in that when an injured worker is granted retraining, they are also entitled to compensat... continue reading »
Problems with Title Insurance
Most buyers simply order title insurance from whatever company is recommended by their realtor or banker. They then pay for this insurance at closing without any understanding or explanation of what the insurance covers or more importantly, doesn’t cover.
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Preexisting Injuries & Work Related Injuries
One of the most common questions I ask during an initial consultation with an injured worker is whether they have had preexisting injuries to the same body part they injured at work. Many injured workers that come into my office are under the impression that because they suffered an injury to the... continue reading »
In our lakes area communities, there are many businesses that have been in business for 40, 50, 100 years or more. These ‘legacy businesses’ standout as a testament to the owners’ hard work, dedication, and planning. According to Inc.com, 96% of businesses fail within the first 10 years. So... continue reading »
Where Are Your Boundaries?
Many parcels in North Country are described by metes and bounds. That means that your land is not part of a subdivision and, as a result, your legal description is often a very long description of calls that trace your boundaries and then relate to government section pins. These descriptions ... continue reading »
Do You Have Legal Access to Your Cabin?
Most people assume that if their road has a road sign or shows up on the city map they live on a public road. Or, at least if the road has been there for years, no one would question their access rights. Unfortunately, lending standards have changed over the years and you or your potential bu... continue reading »
Repetitive Use Work Injuries
Does your employment require repetitive lifting, bending, stooping, or twisting? Do these repetitive tasks from your work cause pain and result in an injury over time? If you answered yes to the previous two questions, you may have suffered what is known in the world of Workers’ Compensation as... continue reading »
When Reporting a Work Injury — Do So Promptly!
How many times have you been at work, lifted something heavy and felt discomfort in your back only to expect the pain to go away on its own? While it does occur often that the employee is able to recover by simply resting and icing, that’s not always the case. Instead, many times that awkward l... continue reading »
Workers’ Compensation: Vocational Rehabilitation
When an employee gets hurt on the job, there is an array of benefits that the injured worker is eligible for, but may not know it. Today’s article focuses on vocational rehabilitation and retraining. I often get phone calls or have initial consultations involving injured workers who have no ide... continue reading »
What is a Partition Lawsuit?
Unfortunately some of you will find out someday… Under Minnesota law, if there are multiple owners of real estate, any single owner may unilaterally start a partition action to force the sale of land. This is a very lengthy and expensive process as the Court must appoint referees who first va... continue reading »