News & Events
News & Events
B&C Goes Red to Support the American Heart Association
B&C employees had a blast dressing in red to support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement! Find out more information about #GoRedForWomen here: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give
Senior Shareholder Annual Retreat
Our Senior Shareholders had a great time in Seattle during their annual retreat where they discussed the past year, long-term planning, upcoming goals, and future objectives.
Women of Work Comp Event
Brown & Carlson attorneys Gina Uhrbom, Mandi Irkfetz , and Beth Butler joined other Women of Work Comp (WOWc) on a St. Croix boat cruise. This was a wonderful opportunity to spend time connecting with our peers and colleagues for networking, collaboration, and fun. Brown & Carlson culture ensures its attorneys numerous such opportunities throughout the year to promote collegiality.
Brown & Carlson Welcomes New Attorneys
Brown & Carlson welcomes new associate attorneys Eric Behr, Beth Butler, and Christiaan van Lierop
Eric Behr received his law degree from University of St. Thomas School of Law where he was a member of the intellectual property moot court team.
Beth Butler is a zealous advocate for her clients and has over 5 years of experience in the Workers’ Compensation field. Beth was named a 2022 Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Christiaan van Lierop received his law degree from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Christiaan has experience in Workers’ Compensation with both pursuing and defending claims.
MN Work Comp Connection Episode 6: IME Considerations in Minnesota Workers’ Compensation
In this episode Eric Hayes and Jerry Sisk discuss Independent Medical Examination considerations in MN Workers’ Compensation.
Brown & Carlson Summer Picnic
Brown & Carlson team members gathered with their family for our summer picnic. There was good food, great company, and a little friendly competition over bags & bingo! We value the opportunity to bond and celebrate with our team. Thanks to all who participated!
Brown & Carlson Named Top Workplace
We are honored to announce that Brown & Carlson has been named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Star Tribune! We want to extend our sincere appreciation to our entire team who forms the foundation for Brown & Carlson’s success. Thank you team B&C for helping us rank among the best of the best for the 6th year in a row!
B&C Hosts Donation Drive
Brown & Carlson hosted a donation drive for Cross Services. B&C team members gathered household goods, clothing, and food items. Cross is a local organization committed to serving families and individuals in times of need by providing mercy and compassionate supportive services. B&C was proud to lend a “helping hand.”
Learn more about Cross Services here. (https://crossservices.org/)
B&C Employees and Family Members Volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland
Brown & Carlson employees and family members volunteered at Second Harvest Heartland sorting and packing over 9000 pounds of potatoes, which will be distributed to those struggling with food insecurity in the Midwest. Getting involved in our community is a companywide value at Brown & Carlson. Our dedicated culture committee leads the way by setting up many opportunities where Brown & Carlson can come together to make a difference. Go Team B&C!
Seminars Approved for Insurance Adjuster Continuing Education Credits
Brown & Carlson offers a range of free seminars and webinars for our clients. Below is a list of some of our most popular seminars approved for adjuster Continuing Education Credits. If you have any questions regarding our seminars or would like to be added to our invitation list, please contact Molly Hamilton
Minnesota Supreme Court Provides Clarification Regarding Genuine Claim Disputes and Attorney Fee Awards
The new COLA (no, not Coca-Cola)
Temporary Total Disability Discontinuance – What Constitutes a Job Refusal
Do I Have to Pay for A QRC to Use An Interpreter? Maybe Not.
WCCA Overturn Award of Ongoing Benefits for PTSD Injury
Long-COVID: Work Comp & ADA Considerations
Review of the Dispute Certification Process
COVID-19 Statutory Presumption Has Been Extended
Identifying Medicare Advantage Plans In Workers’ Compensation Claims
Get the Proposed MSA Before Negotiating
COVID-19 Sunset Provision and the Future of COVID-19 Related Claims
Mental Health Claims Related to Non-Compliance with Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates
Employers and Insurers are NOT Required to Reimburse Injured Employees for the Cost of Medical Cannabis
Sobczak v. Walmart Stores, Inc: Vague Stipulation Language
Sayler v. Bethany Homes: Vacating Stipulations for Settlement
Vaccination Mandates and Workers’ Compensation Liability
Changes to MN Workers’ Compensation Laws
Leuthard v. ISD 912: The Treatment Parameters Escape from the Jaws of the Rare Case Exception
Working From Home or Living at Work
Medical Cannabis – The Haze Clears
What Claims Qualify Under COVID-19 Statutory Presumption
Healthcare Providers Must Intervene to Assert their Rights Under the Workers’ Compensation Act
Healthcare Providers Must Comply with New PTSD Treatment Parameters
Job Offer Refusal Does Not Otto-matically Discontinue TTD: An Analysis of WCCA Decision Otto v. Heartland Motor Co.
Ewing v. Print Craft: QRCs Beware…
Proposed Rule 5221.6700: Treatment Parameters for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Recent Changes in Petitions for Reassignments/Affidavits of Prejudice
Noga v. MN Vikings Football Club – Employer Awareness of Obligation to Provide Benefits and the Statute of Limitations
A Refresher Regarding Notices of Intention to Discontinue Benefits
Application of the Treatment Parameters to Disputed Medical Treatment: Johnson v. Darchuks Fabrication, Inc.
New Exposure for Employers Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act
Employers and Workers’ Compensation Insurers Must Seek Reimbursement Rather Than Offset for Self-Funded Short Term Disability Payments
Medical Specialties in Traumatic Brain Injury Claims
2018 and Older (Archive)
Not all “Physicians” are created equal…at least not in the eyes (or ears) of the MN Workers’ Compensation System
“Lien-ing” Towards Compensability on Stairs Cases
If Stairway, Then Compensable?
The Spaeth Balance Rule and Medicaid: Gist v. Atlas Staffing, Inc.
Statutory Update: PTD, TPD, PPD
When Other Laws Apply: The Intersection of Workers’ Compensation, FMLA and ADA Law
Contesting Bills Related to Medical Records
Current State of Stairs: Compensable or Not
Halvorson v. B&F Fastener Supply Supreme Court Decision Re: Termination of Rehabilitation Services
Kubis v. Community Memorial Hospital Association Supreme Court Decision
Medicare “Just Kidding” Language in Stipulations: Is the Joke On Us?
Recent Changes in the Law Regarding Termination of Rehabilitation Services: An In-Depth Look at the Halvorson Decision
Workers’ Compensation Laws in Minnesota a Practical Guide
When Doves Cry: New Rule Regarding Opioid Medication in MN Workers’ Compensation Cases
Self-Serving Testimony WCCA Decision Dahlgren v Johnson Carpet
Mn Supreme Court Decision Allan v. R.D. Offutt Co. [PPD Thresholds for PTD Cases]
Supreme Court Kainz Decision post Dykoff
Supreme Court’s Reversal in Dykoff v Xcel Energy 2013 Legislative Changes Discontinue Narcotic Medications PDF Late Notice Bars Employee’s Claims
[related material:] For the complete copy of the Supreme Court Findings A Short Primer on Dystonia
MRSA “Super Bug” and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Employee Handbooks Help Employers Avoid Potential Liability
Social Media Defense Against Workers’ Compensation Claim
Social Security Benefit Increase