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1600 University Ave W., Suite 310
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Telephone: (651) 645-7746

The Attorneys

Steven H. Zupke

Michel Krug

Areas of Practice

  • Car Accidents and Insurance Claims
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Other Transportation Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability Law
  • Social Security -- Disability
  • Wills
  • Workers' Compensation Law

If you have developed COVID-19 symptoms due to an on the job exposure as a health care worker, firefighter, or paramedic, Krug & Zupke can help with your Workers’ Compensation claims. Please see the proposed legislation before the 2020 Minnesota Legislature.

  • 3.23 (f) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) and the rebuttable presumption for infectious or
  • 3.24 communicable diseases in paragraph (b), an employee who contracts COVID-­19 is presumed
  • 3.25 to have an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment if the
  • 3.26 employee satisfies the requirements of clauses (1) and (2).
  • 3.27 (1) The employee was employed as a licensed peace officer under section 626.84,
  • 3.28 subdivision 1;; firefighter;; paramedic;; nurse or health care worker, correctional officer, or
  • 3.29 security counselor employed by the state or a political subdivision at a corrections, detention,
  • 3.30 or secure treatment facility;; emergency medical technician;; a health care provider, nurse,
  • 3.31 or assistive employee employed in a health care, home care, or long-­term care setting, with
  • 3.32 direct COVID-­19 patient care or ancillary work in COVID-­19 patient units;; and workers
  • 3.33 required to provide child care to first responders and health care workers under Executive
  • 3.34 Order 20-­02 and Executive Order 20-­19.

Section 1. 3


  • 4.1 (2) The employee’s contraction of COVID-­19 must be confirmed by a positive laboratory
  • 4.2 test or, if a laboratory test was not available for the employee, as diagnosed and documented
  • 4.3 by the employee’s licensed physician, licensed physician’s assistant, or licensed advanced
  • 4.4 practice registered nurse (APRN), based on the employee’s symptoms. A copy of the positive
  • 4.5 laboratory test or the written documentation of the physician’s, physician assistant’s, or
  • 4.6 APRN’s diagnosis shall be provided to the employer or insurer.
  • 4.7 (3) Once the employee has satisfied the requirements of clauses (1) and (2), the
  • 4.8 presumption shall only be rebutted if the employer or insurer shows the employment was
  • 4.9 not a direct cause of the disease. A denial of liability under this paragraph must meet the
  • 4.10 requirements for a denial under section 176.221, subdivision 1.
  • 4.11 (4) The date of injury for an employee who has contracted COVID-­19 under this
  • 4.12 paragraph shall be the date that the employee was unable to work due to a diagnosis of
  • 4.13 COVID-­19, or due to symptoms that were later diagnosed as COVID-­19, whichever occurred
  • 4.14 first.
  • 4.15 (5) An employee who has contracted COVID-­19 but who is not entitled to the
  • 4.16 presumption under this paragraph is not precluded from claiming an occupational disease
  • 4.17 as provided in other paragraphs of this subdivision or from claiming a personal injury under
  • 4.18 subdivision 16.
  • 4.19 (6) The commissioner shall provide a detailed report on COVID-­19 workers’
  • 4.20 compensation claims under this paragraph to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council,
  • 4.21 and chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
  • 4.22 committees with jurisdiction over workers’ compensation, by January 15, 2021.
  • 4.23 EFFECTIVE DATE. This section is effective for employees who contract COVID-­19
  • 4.24 on or after the day following final enactment. Paragraph (f) sunsets on May 1, 2021.

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There are no up front costs for representation in injury or workers’ compensation cases. If we win money on your behalf, we are paid a percentage of the recovery after it is received from the insurance company.

We can answer your questions over the phone, in our office or we can visit you in your home or hospital if necessary.

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If You Have Been Injured:

The most important thing to understand if you have been injured is that you can have an attorney review your case without cost or obligation.

Whether you were hurt in a car accident, work-related accident or you have sustained any other type of injury, you can have your case reviewed free of charge and without any obligation to move forward.

Whether you feel another party may be fully or even partially negligent for your injury, talk to a lawyer today. If you decide to move forward with a case, there are no up-front costs; the firm is paid a percentage of any recovery we make on your behalf.

In other words, if we do not win, you pay nothing.

Personal Injury Lawyer St. Paul, MN

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Krug & Zupke in St. Paul, MN has more than 30 years of experience handling everything from dog bites to wrongful death. Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers produce great results by providing personal attention to their clients.

Our firm handles the following practice areas:

  • Car accidents
  • Nursing home neglect
  • Workers compensation
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Pedestrian accident
  • Child injury
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wrongful death
  • And more

Any type of accident that results in injury can be a very stressful and difficult time, not only for the person involved in the accident, but for their family as well. Medical bills can pile up, you could be unable to work, and your recovery could be extensive. This puts a financial strain upon the family and stress on those affected. Having an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side can help ease some of the worry. Our firm utilizes medical and financial experts to help us form a full picture of the amount of money you will owe and the amount of care you will need in order to get the best possible settlement for you.

We take aggressive action to ensure your voice is heard and help you move forward from this devastating time.

Please contact us at 651-645-7746 for a free consultation.

Worker’s Compensation Lawyer St. Paul, MN

If you have been injured on the job, you should seek immediate legal advice. You will not only be required to file a worker’s compensation claim with your human resources department, but you will need to make a statement for their insurance company. Having an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer on your side can make all the difference. Krug & Zupke is an experienced worker’s compensation firm with more than 30 years of experience handling cases just like yours.

Our worker’s comp lawyers will investigate your claim on your behalf and ensure that all the details are in order and properly recorded.

Your company’s insurance company is mainly concerned about their own needs and how it will affect your employer. They may not research the incident thoroughly or take into account ongoing care you may require based on your injury when they present their offer to you. Our team will.

Our firm handles the following practice areas:

  • Workers compensation
  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Wage loss
  • Burn injury
  • Work truck accidents
  • Factory accidents
  • And more

It is our goal to ensure you receive the money necessary to heal from your injuries and provide for your family. Sometimes you may even be unable to go back to work due to your injuries and have to find a different job entirely. If that is the case, we will take that into account when we present your case. Our worker’s comp attorneys have your best interests in mind and want to see you receive the best possible outcome to help ease your pain during this difficult time.

Please contact us at 651-645-7746 for a free consultation.

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Attorneys

For some people, making the leap between facing a real-world problem and taking legal action can be difficult. Frequently, individuals and families do not seek legal help until the problems become very serious, such as when someone has been injured or is facing a divorce. Once this decision to seek legal help has been made, it is important to choose the right attorney.

How do I know that my lawyer is the right one for my needs?

At the Saint Paul law office of Krug & Zupke, P.C., we believe that hiring the right attorney to meet your needs comes down to two specific things: finding an attorney who listens to you and finding one who advocates strongly and effectively for your needs.

We believe in telling our clients’ stories, whether it is negotiating with opposing counsel on their behalf, or standing up for them in court. This is what makes us the right lawyers for you.

Minneapolis Personal Injury Accident and Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Our Saint Paul law firm has been helping clients and their families for years. Our attorneys, Michel Krug and Steven Zupke, each have more than 30 years of experience with

We know that going to court can be intimidating. That’s why we stand by you every step of the way. We tell your story to make sure that insurers, judges and jurors know what happened.  We help people see it your way by giving you a voice when you need one the most.

In workers’ compensation issues, there is the additional concern of how filing a claim will effect your employment status.  We can protect you from any employer backlash or retaliation as it pertains to your Minnesota workers’ compensation claim.

Contact the experienced Minnesota attorneys at Krug & Zupke, P.C., by calling 651-645-7746. We offer free initial consultations about personal injury matters, workers’ compensation claims, and family law issues.

Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. Because the need for fair legal action extends across cultural boundaries, Spanish, Hmong, Somali, East African, and East Asian language services are available.