Change to Minnesota’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits – PTSD

As we enter a new year, new statutes are taking effect. One of those changes affects the Minnesota workers’ compensation area. What is this new law? Under the new statute, it is determined that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be considered an occupational disease in certain employment areas effective for employees with dates of injury on or after Jan. 1, 2019. The changes to the workers’ compensation statute include that if an employee, from the listed occupations below, is … Continued

Tips to Avoid Injuries in Autumn

Each change in season comes with its own benefits and challenges. Autumn is no different. From raking leaves to driving, autumn comes with beautiful changing colors and some increased risks. Homeowners Autumn brings leaves and to some, strain and repetitive injuries from cleaning up outside. When raking leaves, you should choose a rake that fits your height and if you can afford to, buy one with ergonomic handles. If you’re cleaning leaves and debris from your rain gutters, make sure … Continued

What do I do if an officer comes to my door?

First of all, it’s important to understand there are many types of law enforcers. These most commonly include police officers, FBI agents, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, and DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents, along with others. All these officers are enforcers of the law and preventers of crime. Even so, you are not always required to open the door to law enforcement. If a law enforcer does not present a warrant (usually either search, criminal, arrest, or detention), you … Continued

What should I do if I’m hit by a vehicle while riding my bicycle?

Now that the weather is warming up, more bikes are on our trails, paths and on the roads. Unfortunately, this also increases the chance of bike vs. car collisions. We often hear of bicyclists who have been injured in a collision with a motor vehicle, but who didn’t know that they had rights to any benefits for medical treatment or wage loss. If you are on your bicycle and in a collision with a motor vehicle, you have rights to … Continued

I recently got a 3-year EAD through DACA, do I have to send it back?

Based on an announcement by President Obama, Employment Authorization Documents (EAD), also known as work permits, were issued for three-year spans for those applying or re-applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This was challenged and a ruling made on February 16, 2015, determined that any DACA EAD or work permit issued after February 15, 2015 and valid for greater than two years would need to be returned to the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Walther Goss Law can help you with … Continued