Being injured in the workplace can lead to a lot of pain and suffering that would not have occurred if it were not for your working conditions. In addition to going through a lot of physical and emotional pain, you may also be financially impacted by your injury.
Many building owners in Minnesota are not aware of OSHA's requirements for roof safety. There are roughly four requirements that owners should keep in mind. They should also look out for the most common safety hazards that workers encounter on roofs.
From 2017 to 2018, the number of work-related fatalities in the U.S. rose 2% from 5,147 to 5,250. This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS states that the rate of work-related fatalities remains the same: 3.5% per 100,000 FTE (full-time equivalent) workers. Employees in Minnesota, regardless of their industry, will want to know more.
Minnesota residents who deal with driving as part of your job will have the additional risks that come with operating a vehicle on potentially busy roads. We at Lindberg Law, P.C., are here today to discuss whether or not a company can be held liable for a crash you get into while on the job.
Elbow injuries in Minnesota can make it very difficult to perform one's job duties. Work-related injuries, often chronic in nature, can negatively affect the elbow. Fortunately, however, there are steps a worker can take to prevent elbow injuries and maintain productivity. It may be helpful to identify some of the most common elbow injuries and understand why they occur.
Minnesota workers who are injured on the job should know what their compensation options are. In most cases, an injury will be covered by workers' compensation. In others, however, an employee may choose to pursue the matter further and take their employer to court.
Most people in Minnesota have heard and read a lot of reports about the problems the nation as a whole is facing regarding the use of and dependence on opioid medications. These drugs have moved from being welcomed for their ability to give people relief from serious pain to being considered a central part of a national emergency. With the number of deaths, including suicides and non-intentional deaths, attributed in some way to opioid addiction and abuse, it only stands to reason that there might be a drop in the number of times these drugs are prescribed.
Some of the most serious and debilitating injuries that can occur in the workplace include amputations of the fingers, hands or other extremities. Unfortunately, according to WCCO 4 News, Minnesota has seen an increase in reported amputation injuries in the workplace. Fifteen reports of work-related amputations have come into the state division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since the beginning of the current fiscal year in October 2018. This allegedly marks an increase, yet statistics from previous years are not readily available.
People in Minnesota who work in the construction industry know that every job site has numerous hazards, which is why there are so many strong and clear safety requirements outlined for construction companies and workers to follow. Unfortunately, there are situations when the documented safety standards are not followed and serious - or even fatal - accidents occur. According to a report in Bring Me The News, data from the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicates that the city of St. Paul alone has experienced four work-related deaths in 2019 so far.
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.