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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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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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If you are injured at work in Minnesota you are legally entitled to certain benefits. The most common work injuries are acute, often resulting from accidents or acts of exertion. Here are 5 of the most common acute work-related injuries. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome–This is a very common injury in office jobs. Carpal Tunnel results from repetitive hand...
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If you are one of the unfortunate individuals that suffer an injury at work, the following are some good reminders: Report your work injury immediately. If you suffer a work injury, even if you think it is minor, make sure you protect your statutory rights and report your injury. Generally, employees should report their injury to...
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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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