Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Structural Modifications to Residence of Permanently Injured Employee are Remodeling Costs, not Medical Expenses, and are Subject to the Statutory Dollar Limitation for Remodeling Expenses

On April 10, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that the costs of making structural modifications to the residence of a permanently injured employee to permit installation of equipment deemed reasonably necessary to relieve the effects of the employee’s injury are not medical treatment costs but instead are “alteration or remodeling” costs subject to the statutory dollar limits of M.S. § 176.137.  Read the rest of this entry…

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