No matter where you work or what industry you work in, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide a safe work environment for their workers. That is what OSHA is for as well, to make sure they do or face legal repercussions. If an employer fails to do so, they not only open themselves up… Read more »
Is Your Worker’s Compensation Insurance Giving You the Cold Shoulder Over Shoulder Injuries?
If you do even moderate physical work, then shoulder injuries are likely extremely common in your workplace. However, whether you suffer from should pain to a serious injury that prevents you from using your entire arm, if the injury happens at work, you deserve compensation for your injury from the worker’s compensation system so you… Read more »
The Meniscus Tear – A Worker’s Most Common Knee Injury
Knee injuries are incredibly common for workers. It can happen from something as dramatic as falling hard on your knee to the simple act of climbing stairs. However, once you experience the pain of a knee injury, it isn’t something you can just walk off. While there are a number of different ligaments that you… Read more »
Can You Get Worker’s Compensation for Worsening Pre-Existing Back Conditions?
When it comes to pre-existing conditions, there is a widespread belief that you can’t get worker’s compensation for them. This is true if you developed the condition before working at your current job and it has stayed the same or progressed at the expected rate while you are working. However, if your pre-existing condition worsened… Read more »
Chemical Injuries From Solvents A Common Workplace Concern
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) warns of the hazards of exposure to chemicals in the workplace. The federal agency estimates that 9.8 million workers may face such exposure in the United States. There are a wide variety of potential chemical injuries, including those from exposure to solvents, asbestos, latex rubber and… Read more »
Are Construction Worker’s Entitled to Worker’s Compensation for Silicosis?
Everyone knows that construction workers are occasionally at risk for asbestos exposure, but these days, there is another lung-based permanent illness that is just as devastating and much more common – silicosis. This illness is causes by silica, and is a huge danger to those that work around it. Also known as silicon dioxide, silica… Read more »
Determining the Value of a Worker’s Compensation Claim for a Finger Injury
No matter what job you have, you likely use your fingers every day for it. However, as handy as our appendages are, many jobs put them in great danger of being injured. However, some jobs include more danger to fingers than others. Finger injuries can range from strains and sprains all the way up to… Read more »
Exposure To Mold Worker’ Compensation Cases
Workers’ compensation cases can be complex and difficult to prove, especially in instances where mold is to blame. If you have been injured by mold on a work site and you believe your employer is to blame, it is important to understand the various aspects of this case. Here we will discuss the types of… Read more »
Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Unemployment Benefits
You are laid off from work due to your injury. Should you apply for benefits under both the workers’ compensation and the unemployment divisions? In most cases, yes you should apply for both work comp benefits and unemployment benefits. Unable to work – If you are not able to work as defined by your medical provider, then you… Read more »
One in Five Injured on the Job: Minnesota is No Exception
Some facts and figures out of Eagan show that more than 20 percent of Americans have been injured on the job at one time or another and Minnesota is no exception. According to a findlaw.com survey, twenty percent of American adults say that they have suffered an on-the-job injury that was serious enough for them… Read more »