Does workers’ comp cover workplace violence injuries?

At the Mayo Medical Center at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, a Minnesota resident suffered multiple stab wounds while she was working in the employees’ cafeteria during the morning shift. As reported by KROC-AM News-Talk radio, her estranged husband, who was also employed by the hospital, came into the crowded cafeteria with a knife and…


Top 7 winter weather driving tips

Winter is coming to northern Minnesota, and that means snow, ice, sleet and potential blizzard conditions due to high winds. When winter weather strikes, even a route that you drive on a regular basis can become treacherous, and failure to account for the conditions can lead to a serious and potentially fatal accident. Whenever possible,…


Where does the blame lie for the opioid crisis?

There is no denying that the country is gripped by the opioid crisis. It seems to touch everyone no matter the age, income level, education, race or location. Many lives have been lost to these drugs, and there is constant work trying to help those addicted and prevent people from becoming addicted. While Minnesota lawmakers…


How can I avoid dog bites?

It’s up to dog owners to prevent their animals from harming others. Unfortunately, some dog owners are negligent in this duty, which can lead to serious dog attacks that cause significant injuries. When a dog owner is negligent, it’s up to you to do your best to prevent a dog bite from occurring. In this…


How is your mental health after your recent personal injury?

You suffered a personal injury not too long ago in Minnesota. While you received medical care and are on the road to recovery, you may find yourself growing anxious, uneasy and/or depressed about where you are in life right now. WebMD explores how traumatic injuries impact mental health. Learn to recognize the signs of depression…


Do you know what to do after a hit-and-run accident?

You consider yourself to be a safe driver, one who drives defensively and always errs on the side of caution while navigating Minnesota’s roads. Despite that, there is no guarantee you will not find yourself involved in a hit-and-run auto accident. Are you prepared to handle someone else’s blatant negligence and irresponsibility? Nationwide offers a…


Has your recent work injury led to depression?

Recently, you suffered an injury while on the clock. Thankfully, your Minnesota employer worked with you on your workers’ compensation claim, but you still need to take time off to recover enough to return to work. Depending on your mindset, injury, recovery time and several other factors, you could find yourself growing depressed. SFM provides…


Do you need umbrella insurance?

Your home and auto insurance policies cover medical bills, lost wages and other costs incurred when a person becomes injured at your home or in a collision with your vehicle. When a serious incident exceeds your coverage limits, however, another party can sue you for the remainder if you were partially or totally at fault…


Do you need help with Social Security benefits approval?

If you recently suffered a personal injury in Minnesota that is likely to leave you permanently disabled, your health insurance may not be enough to cover your necessary care. You can apply for Social Security benefits, but being successfully approved can be quite a trial. Disability Benefits Help offers ways to boost your chances of…