In 1999, the Mankato Mashers, now the Mankato MoonDogs, were founded and began playing in the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league. That same year Yuri Jelokov, now an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, graduated Cum Laude from Estonian-American Business College, Tallinn, Estonia. Mankato Mashers The Mankato Mashers, an amateur baseball team, entered the Northwoods League, a collegiate summer baseball league, in 1999. The Mashers produced three future major leaguers, Curtis Granderson, Jack Hannahan and Paul McAnulty. In 2002 they were renamed the Mankato MoonDogs. Players come from some of the premier colleges throughout the country to play... Read More
According to the latest Minnesota Workers’ Compensation System Report, which was released by the Department of Labor and Industry in April, insurance premiums for the 2018 calendar year are down 51 percent as compared with 1996, and are currently the lowest since that year, which is a good sign for employers who continue to strive to their workers’ safety on the job. Statistically, current work injuries add up to about 4 compensable claims per 100 full-time workers, which is more than a half lower than it used to in 1996. Despite this decrease in injuries and claims, according to the... Read More
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, a nonprofit legal aid law firm, has launched once a month free legal checkups at the Open Door Health Center in Mankato. Farrish Johnson attorney Yuri Jelokov is a volunteer attorney for SMRLS. The checkups will occur on the third Monday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. at Open Door. Others will also be held at Centenary United Methodist church in Mankato during their homeless breakfast hours and at Wellcome Manor in Garden City. Although there may be some same-day availability, those interested are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance by calling SMRLS... Read More
If your job requires you to do a lot of repetitive activities, such as gripping tools, reaching for objects, twisting, turning, bending, working overhead, or doing other movements in excess of what you would expect to be doing in your natural environment, you may notice that, over time, your body parts involved in those frequent repetitive activities start becoming painful or difficult to use. For example, you may notice that your right shoulder starts to lose its range of motion or that it is painful to reach overhead, or your back starts bothering you with lifting, or that your knees... Read More
Yuri Jelokov of the Farrish Johnson Law Office was featured in the Madelia Times Messenger newspaper this week. Yuri practices in the areas of workers compensation, social security and disability claims. Read more about his interesting history, his family and his practice in the Madelia Times Messenger. Yuri is also a member of the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Director. Visit him at our Madelia office on Wednesdays!
A lot of folks frequently consider if they should go on disability or even get advised to do so by their doctors. This usually happens when their medical or psychological issues become so bad that they start interfering with or make it impossible to continue working in a meaningful and productive manner. When that happens, and there is no foreseeable improvement of the health issues, it is usually a good idea to try to apply for disability. But what does it mean to be disabled? According to the Social Security Act, disability is the “…inability to engage in any substantial... Read More
Introducing Yuri Jelokov as the newest member of the Madelia Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. We look forward to be to being an active member of the Madelia community and contributing to the growth and future development of Madelia.
Minnesota workers’ compensation system provides several options and guaranteed time limits for receiving wage loss benefits for injured workers. In general, you can continue receiving wage loss benefits for up to 130 weeks from the time you become unable to work, so long as you cannot return to your regular work, and your employer is not able to accommodate your work restrictions. In most cases, however, injured workers are able to go back to work before that period runs out. When that happens, so long as your medical restrictions continue to be in place, you would be eligible for up... Read More
It is not unusual for an injured worker to be put on work restrictions following his or her injury at work. This sometimes can drastically affect that worker’s ability to earn their regular wages and put food on the table, especially if restrictions limit the number of hours they can work while in recovery. The limitations are typically 20 or 40 hours per week maximum. But what is the injured worker to do if he or she is used to relying on the overtime earnings to pay the bills? This issue usually arises when the overtime earnings are not very... Read More
We often hear this question from folks with recent work-related injuries who have never been hurt before or never thought about reporting a work injury and never had to deal with workers’ compensation. Since each case is unique, there is no straight answer that could be given without knowing more details. Generally, however, the law provides that any employer who fires or is threatening to discharge an injured worker because he or she is seeking workers’ compensation benefits, can be held liable for up to three times the value of the work comp benefits awarded. In other words, although technically... Read More