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Work Injury
The Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that serious injuries from falls have risen in the past few years, and the number of citations issued to companies who fail to protect workers has more than doubled since 2011. Although deaths from workplace falls have remained constant over the last five years, MNOSHA said...
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If the recent heat wave in Minnesota wasn’t enough, it turns out August it actually the most dangerous month for workers and commuters. Analysts concluded that August was the most dangerous month for workers by reviewing Travelers’ insurance claim data from the pasty two years. Although the data was limited to claims filed in Texas,...
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The study conducted by a Social Security Disability Insurance company found that Maine is the most dangerous state to work in, while New York registered as the safest state. For the study, researchers examined work accidents and injury data provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. In order to determine which...
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In their latest report, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) found that traffic accidents are the leading cause of high-severity workers’ compensation injuries. The NCCI’s original report from 2006 was updated this month to reflect more current information, and the report revealed some interesting trends. Key findings The frequency of motor vehicle fatalities and...
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Many companies host holiday parties for their employees during this time of year.  Whether the party is held at an outdoor skating rink or at an upscale hotel conference room, employees are susceptible to injury.  It is important to understand your workers’ compensation rights if you are injured at a work-related holiday event. Am I...
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The South Carolina Supreme Court recently ruled that police officers who kill suspects in the line of duty are not eligible for workers’ compensation. The Court ruled 3-2 that current work comp laws do not cover cops who use deadly force in the line of duty, because that is part of their job description. Officers...
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Minnesota work compensation laws are complicated. Here are a few frequently asked questions about work comp in Minnesota. Q. What are some common complications in a work comp claim? A. Many injured workers who don’t consult a MN workers’ comp attorney are denied benefits simply because they fail to file the correct paperwork. Others are denied because...
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Getting injured at work can be hard enough by itself. But when your employer takes improper actions against you following a work injury, it can be downright unbearable. Thankfully, Minnesotans have legal protections against improper employer actions. In this article, we’ll discuss just a few statutes that protect injured workers in Minnesota. The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act makes it illegal...
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The best way to resolve a work-related injury is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Follow proper safety precautions and maintenance of equipment. Making sure that equipment is working properly and that messes are cleaned up quickly and efficiently is an excellent way to cut down on injuries at work. Dress Appropriately....
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