Understanding Spouse Benefits Upon Injury Resulting In Death

In Minnesota, a surviving spouse qualifies for various types of compensation when a worker dies on the job. Workers Compensation Death and Dependency Benefits Minnesota’s workers compensation laws provide for payments to a surviving spouse. Spouse benefits upon injury resulting in death are important in a variety of ways. Short-term, these payments are often crucial in… [read more]

Workers’ Comp Claims in Minnesota are Dropping

The number of annual workers’ compensation claims in Minnesota have been dropping for a while, according to the State labor and Industry Commissioner. He says that there were 96,000 workers’ comp injuries in 2014. That was a major decline compared to the 176,000 claims made in 2007. Better technology and training practices are credited… [read more]

The No-Fault System Known as Minnesota Workers’ Compensation

Minnesota’s workers’ compensation system is a no-fault system. In other words, an employee doesn’t have to prove that their employer was negligent in order to establish some kind of liability. In turn, the employer can’t use employee negligence as a defense to deny a claim. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry states that… [read more]