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Mental injuries and workers' compensation

If you are employed in Minnesota you may be aware that you could have access to workers' compensation benefits if you are injured in a job-related accident that meets the program requirements. However, did you also know that you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits for injuries associated with mental stress? Not every workplace situation that involves mental stress may qualify for these benefits but understanding the parameters of some that might is important.

What is a workers' compensation settlement?

Minnesota residents who have been injured in an accident at work or who may have developed medical conditions or illnesses from a work-related environment or situation should understand the process that may be involved with a workers' compensation settlement and what exactly a workers' compensation settlement entails.

A view into workplace injury and illness rates

Throughout Minnesota as well as across the country, people may be injured in the course of performing their jobs on any given day. Certainly some industries and types of jobs may be naturally more dangerous and expose workers to greater risks than other industries or jobs but the fact of the matter is that anyone can be impacted by an injury at work. In addition, many other people may develop illnesses related to a work situation or environment. Just how prevalent is this? Records from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics gives some insight into this.

Forklift overturns, killing employee

Most people in Minnesota understand and acknowledge that certain jobs or lines of work may be more dangerous than others. People who work on construction job sites, in the oil and gas industry, in mines and more all face serious risks every day they go to work. Other types of job may not pose quite the same level of risk but that certainly does not mean accidents cannot and do not happen.

Even a mild brain injury can be serious

Minnesota residents who work in jobs where they routinely use ladders, scaffolds or are in other situations where falls may happen should be consciously aware not just of the safety protocols to prevent falls but of some of the things that can happen if a fall does occur. A brain injury is one of these things. According to TraumaticBrainInjury.com, falls are actually the third-most common cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Workplace blast kills three, injures four

Minnesota residents should always be able to trust in the safety of their work environment. This is p http://www.lindberglawpc.com/Workplace-Injuries/Injuries-From-On-The-Job-Accidents.shtmlart of why laws and regulations are in place to govern and enforce safety in the workplace. However, sometimes, a work-related accident may happen that actually initiated at another place of business. This can complicate situations quickly.

Medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses

Have you been injured in a job-related accident in Minnesota? Perhaps you have developed an illness that is linked to some conditions at your place of employment. These are just some examples of situations in which you may need to file for workers' compensation benefits. One part of these benefits is coverage for medical care related to your injury or illness. It is important that you understand how to get the apporpriate level of care and what rights you have under the law.

Common work injuries for hospital workers

A career in the health care industry may seem safe in contrast to a more obviously dangerous job, such as construction or logging. However, just because the injuries look different does not mean they do not occur. Medical workers actually experience more injuries and illnesses than those in any other sector, according to OSHA. The causes are not only from equipment and tasks, but also from the unpredictable nature of your job. Being aware of the most common injuries for hospital workers can help you determine if a medical problem you have is due to your workplace and qualifies for workers' comp.

Minnesota workplace fatality statistics

Minnesota employees who work in the construction, agriculture, transportation or other industries know very well the dangers associated with their jobs. However, the reality is that a workplace accident can happen in any industry and in any line of work. While some accidents may result in injuries from which people may recover, others leave people facing permanent injuries and still others result in death. Just how many people die in work-related accidents in Minnesota?

What is a spinal cord injury?

Do you have a job at which you know falls are one of the common injuries to watch out for? Minnesota residents who work in construction or other industries that rely on the use of ladders, scaffolding, cranes and other items to get to high places often face the risk of a fall on the job. Many serious injuries or even death can result from a single fall. One such injury is a spinal cord injury.

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