When you hear about workers' compensation, horrific injuries or accidents in dangerous professions will often come to mind. However, any worker in Minnesota can suffer from workplace injuries no matter what industry you're in. Lindberg Law, P.C., is here to discuss Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, a form of repetitive stress injury.
Working in food processing is not easy. In fact, it can be dangerous. The food manufacturing industry has a disturbingly high rate of injuries. In 2013, the injury rate was 5.0 out of 100 workers. This may not sound like a lot, but it is in comparison to only 4.3 for the whole manufacturing sector. Due to the frequency of workplace accidents in this industry, you must be proactive at avoiding hazards.
When Minnesota residents have disabilities or suffer on-the-job injuries that are severe enough to prevent them from working, they sometimes gain access to certain forms of public assistance, among them Social Security disability benefits. Intended to help Americans who are so severely disabled that there is little hope of them improving over time, Social Security disability benefits are monthly payments that may help you make ends meet in the absence of employment. At Lindberg Law, P.C., we recognize that the U.S. Social Security Administration has a strict definition of “disability,” an we have helped many Americans who suffered injury on the job pursue solutions that meet their needs.