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What counts as an on-the-job injury?

If you were injured in the workplace, it's likely that you will have suffered not only physically but financially as well. You'll probably have lost wages as the result of needing to take time off to recover, and you may have also incurred child care costs as a result of being unable to look after your children. It's likely that you also had to pay medical bills as the result of needing to gain treatment.

Your right to rehabilitation after a work injury

If you have been injured in the workplace, it's likely that you have needed to take a considerable amount of time off work in order to recover. You may not only have lost wages as a result of this, but you may be facing high medical bills. As an injured worker, you should make sure that you file for workers' compensation as soon as possible because in the majority of cases you will be able to gain full reimbursement of these injury-related expenses.

What was the cause of my back injury in the workplace?

Having a physical job can mean that you often suffer from pains and strains without being able to pinpoint the cause. If you are suffering from severe back pain, it's likely that you will want to seek medical attention and gain the appropriate treatment. You may even need to take time off work in order to recover. When doing so, it's important that you notify your employer and file for workers' compensation so that you can gain back damages.

Workplace deaths rise, shows need for culture of safety

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.

Is work liable for your car crash on the job?

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.

Common work-related elbow injuries and how to avoid them

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.

Suing an employer despite workers' compensation

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.

States sees decline in workers' compensation opioid use

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.

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