Not every injury at work requires a lawyer. One of the main benefits of the Minnesota workers' compensation system is that it allows people recompense without an involved court process that pits them against their employer. With that in mind, your application should be relatively smooth.
One type of workplace injury in Minnesota that irrevocably changes lives in mere seconds involves amputations. Despite an increase in awareness and safety regulations, many construction and manufacturing workers still encounter hazards that increase the likelihood of them losing limbs while performing their jobs. Accidents that result in the loss of one or several limbs are not isolated to these sectors. Many retail, administrative, healthcare and other work environments contain hazardous equipment and expose workers to dangerous conditions that can result in accidents and amputation injuries.
Minnesota construction workers face many physical risks when on the job. However, not every source of injury is specific to the industry. In fact, ladders pose one of the biggest safety threats. Ladder falls are hugely damaging in more ways than one, and can permanently alter a workers' life.