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5-STAR RATED FIREFIGHTERS ATTORNEYS: PROPOSED BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION SEEKS TO HELP MINNESOTA’S FIREFIGHTERS   Firefighters are expected to handle mentally taxing and traumatic events on a regular basis. From burning buildings to medical emergencies, car accidents, mental health emergencies or any of a multitude of public safety crises, any call on any day may call for...
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5-STAR RATED BLAINE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS: QUALIFYING FOR DUTY DISABILITY BENEFITS   Police officers, firefighters, corrections officers and other public employees are entitled to compensation when they suffer a bodily injury while performing their duties. This concept is called Duty Disability Benefits. In order to qualify for Duty Disability Benefits under the PERA Police and...
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5-STAR RATED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS FOR FIREFIGHTERS: HOW IS PTSD DIFFERENT FROM PHYSICAL INJURIES?   There are many differences between physical injuries and mental injuries. This article discusses what firefighters, police officers, and other workers need to know in order to be compensated if they suffer from a work-related mental health injury. What Mental Health...
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BLOOMINGTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS: CUMULATIVE POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS     A new law has gone into effect that may drastically change the way in which work-related PTSD claims are handled in Minnesota. For PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) injuries that occur starting January 1, 2019, there is now a presumption for first...
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What Should I Expect from My Lawyer?   At Schmidt Salita Law Team, we take great pride in the work we do on behalf of our clients. We meet people at very difficult points in their lives and it’s our job to help them navigate the legal process during life-changing injuries. When choosing an injury...
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BLOOMINGTON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS: WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AFTER A CUMULATIVE (GILLETTE) INJURY?     Is a cumulative injury, also known as a Gillette injury, covered under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act? Sometimes workers suffer injuries that are not the result of a singular event, but rather are the result of minute, cumulative trauma over...
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MINNETONKA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS: WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AFTER A DOG BITE INJURY?   Do you have to prove a dog owner was negligent if that dog bites or attacks and injures you? The answer is no, you do not have to prove the dog owner was negligent. Under Minnesota law, dog owners are held...
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5-STAR RATED: MINNESOTA WORKERS COMPENSATION LAWYERS – FIRST RESPONDER PTSD PRESUMPTION     What is the first responder PTSD presumption?  In 2018, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law, Minn. Stat. § 176.011, Subd. 15(e), creating a presumption that “first responders” diagnosed with PTSD are entitled to have that PTSD presumed to be a work injury. Specifically, for dates of injury on or after January...
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MINNESOTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS: HOW TO DIAGNOSE & PROVE LIGAMENT INJURIES OF THE CERVICAL SPINE – EXCERPT   This article is an excerpt from a soon-to-be-released handbook, titled HANDBOOK FOR DIAGNOSIS AND PROOF OF LIGAMENTOUS INJURIES OF THE CERVICAL SPINE. The author is Schmidt Salita Law Team’s senior attorney, Doug Schmidt, an expert personal injury...
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MINNESOTA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYERS – AM I ENTITLED TO RETRAINING? If you are an injured worker in the State of Minnesota, you may be entitled to retraining benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Retraining benefits are wage loss and education program costs which are paid by a work comp insurer. Retraining helps an injured...
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