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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Construction Law for Minnesota on
Q: If I fell on the job site and was injured due to uneven grade is the builder liable as well as my employer?

I was helping a co worker carry something on the construction site and due to the uneven grade it caused me to slip and fall and tear the meniscus in my knee and fracture my hand. There was limited areas to walk and access the building because the landscaping crew had large holes in the ground with... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 5, 2022

A Minnesota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry about your injuries. It sounds like you took proper steps in initiating a workers' comp claim. In terms of the other hazards, you could discuss them with your workers' comp attorney if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Legal Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: Are mandatory tip pooling and taking away tips from others if unsatisfied with the work legal?

Employer is doing madatory tip pooling, along with giving our tips to the following morning shift if not satisfied by our work at the end of the night. The daughter of the owner's works mainly morning shift almost everyday. Most of the emplyees are minors including me. There are about 18... Read more »

Paul Lelii
Paul Lelii
answered on Sep 20, 2021

You should make your parents aware of this matter and if they choose, they can call me to discuss your options. Another avenue is to have your parents contact the MN Department of Labor and Industry's wage and hour division. Hope that helps.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law, Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) - I need an affordable lawyer who can help me on this traffic citation please.

On July 18th I was cited for following a car too close as he was turning right in front of me on a 35E exit to pilot knob road which is a two-lane road. MN Statute 169.18(8)(a) I did end up closer to the vehicle than I, myself, would have preferred since the front car slowed to turn much more than... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Jul 20, 2021

The effect that this might have on your insurance rates depends on your prior driving record and your insurance company. There is no mechanism for tickets automatically coming off of your driving record absent some type of agreement with the prosecutor. I don’t necessarily expect it to affect a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: How can I find out who provides workers' compensation coverage for my employer or another business in Minnesota?
Steven Bradt
Steven Bradt
answered on Apr 2, 2018

This state of Minnesota website would be a good starting point in most cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Workers' Compensation, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can we sue someone for scaring us by a car?

I work in the traffic department as a traffic controller as they are no signals i have to stand in the middle of the street and guide ways to the cars. Once i was doing my job a car on purpose came fast as if he was about to hit me, neither he was going straight or left he was coming were i was... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Feb 14, 2018

Did you report him to the police? Seems it violates several code sections. Can you sue him? Technically yes, but as that type of case is frowned on by the Courts I doubt it. If you have ptsd then see about having it documented.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Minnesota on
Q: I dont understand roraff fee

I notice on a settle ment my lawyer got roraff and money from me im really confused

Steven Bradt
Steven Bradt
answered on Feb 2, 2018

Roraff fees are paid to an attorney directly by the insurer, rather than as a percentage of your benefits. Your attorney can explain to you how and why he or she received those fees and and upon what they were based.

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