As an employee in Minnesota, you may sometimes forget that any job you do comes with a certain amount of risk. When it comes to sudden and unfortunate incidents in the workplace, Lindberg Law, P.C., can help dispell factual inaccuracies and guide you through these difficult times.
The first myth is that only those working in “dangerous” professions are at risk for workplace injuries. This is entirely false. All jobs come with their own hazards. Any time you work with heavy machinery, high voltage electricity, or even just tasks involving repetitive motion, you’re putting yourself into a potentially dangerous situation. For example, office workers commonly suffer from repetitive stress injury or back and spine damage because of the constant lifting and bending they do. Workplace injures don’t discriminate based on employment.
The second myth is that the accident must happen at your place of work for it to be eligible for a workers’ compensation claim. Your location doesn’t matter. The only thing that does is whether or not you were working at the time of the accident, even if it occurred off-site. Tied to that, many people believe they can’t file a claim if they think the accident was their fault. You can still file a claim even in that situation, and it’s recommended that you do. There’s only a small window of time in which accident claims are eligible, so you should act quickly once you’ve suffered from an accident.
If you’ve suffered from any sort of on-the-job accident, take a look at our web page. We handle a variety of workplace injury cases, providing you with information that you can use to support yourself as you seek compensation for your pain and suffering.