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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 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!

Attorneys Newly Medicare Certified

Attorneys Katie Hammers and Chris Yoshimura-Rank are now CMSP certified. The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the workers’ compensation and liability insurance industry and have demonstrated superior knowledge and skills in the field of Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance.

Insight Newsletter

Past Articles


COVID-19 Statutory Presumption Has Been Extended

Identifying Medicare Advantage Plans In Workers’ Compensation Claims 

Getting 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

FROI Change in Requirements

Medical Cannabis – The Haze Clears


COVID-19 WC Presumption

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

Stairway to Compensability

Current State of Stairs:  Compensable or Not

Halvorson v. B&F Fastener Supply Supreme Court Decision Re: Termination of Rehabilitation Services

New Law Re PTD Offsets

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

Late Payment Penalties

Occupational Disease Claims

Social Media Defense Against Workers’ Compensation Claim

Frandsen Case Law Update

12+12 Rule of Passive Care

Social Security Benefit Increase

Workers’ Compensation Rates

OAH Summary of Procedure Changes


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