Our philosophy for handing workers compensation claims is simple – we solve employers’ problems. Our clients turn to us because they know we understand that each case and each employment relationship is unique, and will work to find pragmatic and creative solutions that help control costs. We develop long-term relationships with clients and are involved in loss prevention and risk management. And we vigorously defend claims when they arise.
Effective handling of workers’ compensation matters starts with comprehensive knowledge of the law. Minnesota workers’ compensation law has evolved over the decades, and knowing the current law is just a starting point. We have personal experience with all law changes going back to the 1980s.
Our attorneys handle every issue that can potentially arise from a workplace accident, including defending workers’ compensation claims, defending employer liability claims in the context of a third-party action, and pursuing recovery of workers’ compensation payments from at-fault third parties. We handle ordinary accidents and catastrophic events. We have helped clients work through workplace shootings, an interstate highway bridge collapse, construction accidents, vehicle collisions, logging accidents, farm accidents, electrocutions, occupational exposures to chemicals, personal assaults, mental impairments, and even suicides, to name just a few of the unexpected events that can happen at work.
We try the cases that should be tried (and we have tried hundreds of cases), but we also pursue alternative solutions based upon a “big picture” approach for your business. We have worked with most every type of industry, including for example, transportation, construction, retail, healthcare, entertainment, service industries, manufacturing, a wide variety of non-profit organizations, and diverse governmental organizations such as counties and school districts.
Our well established relationships with compensation judges, medical experts, vocational rehabilitation providers, and opposing counsel are essential for an efficient and successful outcome. Selecting the right medical expert, for example, can make a decisive difference in the outcome of the litigation. We make the process as simple as possible for our clients, in the context of a complex administrative system with multiple layers and multiple legal forums.
We are responsive. You will receive timely reporting, prompt replies to your inquiries, and honest answers to your questions. We value the mutually respectful relationships we have developed with our clients, and we will be straight-forward with you regarding the good and potentially bad aspects of your case. You will know up-front any areas of concern.
Sometimes bad things happen to good organizations, and when that happens, we’ll work to limit your exposure. No claim is too large or too small. If your company is looking for skilled, responsive and efficient workers’ compensation lawyers who focus on your unique needs – rather than a cookie cutter approach to representation, please contact us.
Mark A. Fredrickson
Timothy P. Jung
Rebecca M. Scepaniak
Katie H. Storms