Minnesota Work Comp News

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  • The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld an award of benefits to a worker for his hearing loss and upheld the imposition of liability for medical benefits on his final employer but remanded…
  • An increase in the average duration of temporary disability claims in Minnesota was a key driver in the increase in average indemnity payments per claim in 2020, according to a…
  • SFM Mutual Insurance Co. named Sarah Hunter vice president of claims to succeed the retiring Meg Kasting. Sarah Hunter Hunter joined SFM in 2018 as staff counsel with SFM's in-house law…
  • The City of Minneapolis has awarded a $190,000 workers' comp settlement to an officer who was involved in an alleged police brutality incident that is under investigation by state and…
  • A bill was introduced in the Minnesota state Senate on Monday that would require treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in peace officers, firefighters and state troopers as part of workers' compensation…
  • Minnesota's Workers’ Compensation Reinsurance Association announced that it will dole out $600 million to the state's insurers, self-insurers and policyholders, a result of reduced claims projections and investment returns. The surplus distribution…
  • A bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives would require treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in peace officers, firefighters and state troopers as part of workers' compensation benefit eligibility. HF 4026,…
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz appointed Thomas Christenson to serve as a judge on the state Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Thomas Christenson Christenson will replace Gary M. Hall, who retired earlier…
  • Lawmakers in Minnesota want to create a workers’ compensation COVID-19 presumption reimbursement fund in the state treasury to reimburse employees in job classifications not entitled to the state’s presumption for…
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed into law a bill extending for another year the presumption that COVID-19 is compensable for frontline workers. Walz on Friday enacted HF 1203, by Rep. Dan…

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