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This series is meant to answer the most common questions our Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorneys get asked by our clients. If you are a worker who was injured on the job, you most likely have many questions. Check out this series to get your questions answered. Read previous entries in the series by following the links...
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  The steps you take after you are injured on-the-job are important to your overall success in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. Even more important, the steps you take after a work injury may also impact your long-term health. 1. Take Care of Yourself Don’t forget about taking care of your body. You should get necessary...
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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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You’ve probably heard that insufficient sleep has been linked to many physical ailments, such as obesity or diabetes, but did you know poor sleep has been shown to increase your likelihood of suffering an injury at work? According to a new study published on WebMD, researchers pooled data from 27 separate studies that included over...
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An Illinois man had his workers’ compensation benefits reinstated after an Appellate Court ruled his work injury, which occurred when he attempted to dislodge a bag of Fritos that had become stuck in the vending machine, was compensable under the “Good Samaritan” clause. The Good Samaritan doctrine allows for a person to be compensated for...
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On-the-job injuries happen in a variety of different ways, but some are more common than others.  Below, we examined the ten most common injuries that lead to a workers’ compensation claim. Assaults and Violent Acts – This may be more common among police officers in law enforcement, but it can also happen in an office...
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Workers’ compensation payments cost companies nearly $100 billion in 2011, but there are some industries that are inherently more dangerous than others.  Employees who work with heavy equipment or are tasked with intense manual labor often suffer workplace injuries, but which industry is the most dangerous?  Below we look at the 10 most dangerous jobs...
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The short answer to the question “can I sue my employer” is no. In Minnesota, if a person is injured on the job, their exclusive remedy is the workers compensation system. In other words, you can file a work comp claim, but you cannot bring a civil suit against your employer for any negligence on...
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LeAndra Lewis, an exotic dancer from South Carolina, has been denied work comp benefits after she was hit by a stray bullet while dancing on the job. The incident occurred back in 2008, when Lewis was dancing at Studio 54. A gunfight broke out in the club and Lewis caught some of the stray gunfire,...
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A case was recently decided in Tennessee, where a truck driver was denied workers’ compensation benefits because he failed to take his required 10 hour break and was injured when he subsequently fell asleep at the wheel. The Tennessee workers’ compensation court agreed that the driver should not received workers’ compensation benefits. The court applied...
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