Common machine shop injuries
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by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
1w ago
Machine shops are the site of many injuries in Minnesota. These injuries are some of the most serious that an employee can face. Thankfully, employment law and company regulations have advanced to the point where individuals can work safely on a machine shop floor. By knowing the many kinds of machine shop injuries and the way that employees and visitors can avoid them, machine shops can end up becoming much safer areas to work in. Types of injuries There are a number of operations that occur every day on a machine shop floor. Many of them can cause serious harm to people working on machines ..read more
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Understanding how workers’ compensation works
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by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3w ago
Some Minnesota workers suffer job-related injuries and have to take time off to recover. In this situation, filing a workers’ compensation claim is crucial. While you wait for the status of your claim, you should understand how workers’ compensation works. Report the injury First, you should report your injury to your immediate supervisor or manager. Waiting to do this could hurt your chances of your claim being accepted, so the sooner your employer is aware of the situation, the better. They will provide you with a form to fill out and include details of your injury. After you’ve completed it ..read more
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Work restrictions after a job injury
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
2M ago
Most Minnesota employees who suffer injuries on the job are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Some are able to continue working but require restrictions as they recover. How work restrictions are determined When a person is injured on the job, they might have to file for workers’ compensation and have restrictions imposed on their work duties. Sometimes, this is just temporary, but other times, it could be permanent. In the former situation, the employee can continue working with limitations placed on what they are allowed to do. A doctor examines the individual and evaluates their c ..read more
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Worker’s compensation insurance
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
2M ago
Workers who are at risk of a serious injury in Minnesota at work sometimes buy worker's compensation insurance. This insurance is designed to provide them with the money they need to pay for medical care, compensate for lost wages and cover funeral expenses in the event of a worker's death. Comp Insurance Worker's compensation insurance provides support in cases where a worker may have to miss a significant amount of time from work while they recover from their injury. Traditional health insurance coverage may cover the medical costs, depending on the plan, but it never covers the lost income ..read more
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Accidents you might not be able to file for workers’ comp
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
2M ago
While employed with a company in Minnesota, you might think that you're covered at any time if you're injured. Although this is true in many situations, there are some accidents that typically aren't covered by workers' compensation. Commuting If you're on the clock and traveling from one location to another for business purposes, then an injury sustained while commuting can sometimes be covered. However, workers' comp doesn't usually cover injuries in accidents that occur on your way to work or on your way home. This is because you're on your own time and could go to other locations or comple ..read more
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Addressing vibrational injuries from power tools
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3M ago
Minnesota workers in several industries industries use power tools to get their jobs done. While chainsaws, drills and jackhammers allow people to take on challenging tasks, they can also cause unexpected injuries. Without precautions, working with power tools can lead to long-term nerve damage. How do power tools cause nerve damage? Commercial work tools convert fuel or electricity into kinetic energy. To harness this power and achieve the best results, the operator must hold the device steady using the weight of their body. Their hands and arms absorb some of its vibrations as they stabilize ..read more
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Staying safe at work this summer
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3M ago
The summer months in Minnesota can feature significant heat and humidity, which can lead to conditions such as dehydration or heat stroke. Prolonged exposure to the sun can also result in sunburn or other serious health issues. Therefore, it is important to be proactive when it comes to safety planning if you're working during periods of extreme weather. How to stay safe when working outside Take frequent breaks in a shady area where you have access to cool or cold water to drink. If you notice signs of heat stroke such as confusion or insufficient sweating, you should seek help immediately. M ..read more
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The basics of Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
4M ago
If you're a worker in the United States, you're likely protected by workers' compensation insurance. However, this is not always the case. What is workers' compensation insurance? Workers' compensation insurance is a type of insurance that provides benefits to workers who get injured or become ill as a result of their job. There are two main types of workers' compensation: state workers' compensation and federal workers' compensation. State workers' compensation is regulated by each state, while federal workers' compensation is regulated by the federal government. Workers' compensation insuran ..read more
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Common injuries suffered by airport workers
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
4M ago
Airline workers in Minnesota and throughout the country perform some of the most difficult jobs. As a result, it’s normal for them to suffer injuries at work. Here are some of the more common ones. Repetitive motion injuries Repetitive motion injuries involving strain and overexertion to the muscles, joints, nerves and tendons commonly affect airline workers who continuously lift and carry baggage. Passengers’ luggage can weigh an average of 32 to 70 pounds. If a worker has to keep lifting this range of weight, it can take a toll on their bodies and lead to injuries that can lead to the filing ..read more
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How does workers’ compensation work?
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
5M ago
Workers' compensation is an important tool for workers who live in Minnesota. It is a key form of insurance for them in case they get injured while on the job, and it provides funds to manage their recovery and other expenses. Workers' compensation Workers' comp is a special form of insurance that provides protection on both sides of the contract. For the worker, any injury has its recovery and medical costs paid, and they will obtain a percentage of their salary until they are well enough to come back to work. For the employer, they get a liability shield which means that the employee is usua ..read more
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