03.19.2020 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
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09.25.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
Unfortunately, firefighters suffer from a higher incidence of cancer than the general public due to their exposures to toxic carcinogens throughout the course of their career. The National Fire Protection Agency recognizes that firefighters are exposed to toxic chemicals as an essential function of his or her job duties, “exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and nonbiological hazards, and/or heated gasses, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.” NFPA 1582, 5.1.1(3). The safety equipment provided by departments do not completely negate the risk of exposure to carcinogens and toxic environmental dangers. Firefighters do not get to wait and see to determine if a fire is releasing toxic chemicals before they begin their work.
09.19.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
My clients frequently ask about a Permanency Rating or Permanent Partial Disability rating. Under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, an injured worker is entitled to a monetary benefit that compensates for the loss of use or function of a body part that is harmed due to the work injury. The Department of Labor and Industry developed guidelines for these ratings based on the extent of workers’ injuries. Chapter 5223 of the Administrative Rules lays out these ratings for each body part. Some injuries and conditions may not have specific correlating ratings, but a doctor may assign a rating based on a similar condition or injury under the Weber Rule. This rating is then multiplied by a monetary amount to determine the extent of the benefit.(more…)
08.07.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. is pleased to welcome Attorney Mary Beth Boyce to the firm. Mary Beth is a member of the firm’s individual legal services department, with primary practice areas in Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, and PERA and MSRS Disability Law.(more…)
07.11.2019 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd. is pleased to announce that we have been named 2019 Readers’ Choice Best Law Firm by the Maple Grove Magazine. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in the community and honored to receive this designation.(more…)