Slips, trips and falls are common cause of workplace injuries
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
1w ago
Sometimes, slipping or tripping over something is a minor mishap and causes embarrassment if anyone sees it. What you may not realize is that slips, trips and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries. Understanding the causes and prevention strategies can help create a safer work environment for everyone. Significant impact on workers’ comp claims Slips, trips and falls contribute to approximately 20% of workers’ compensation claims. These incidents can occur in any workplace but are more prevalent in service-providing industries. These accidents can result in serious injuries ..read more
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Workplace injuries are common for nurses
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3w ago
Registered nurses in Minnesota are essential to the smooth operation of healthcare facilities such as hospitals and physicians' offices. Yet, while being a medical professional may be gratifying, it is also risky at the same time. Particularly in the U.S., there is a substantial risk of job injuries for nurses. Despite their importance, employers often neglect the safety of the nurses they employ. That’s why nurses need to be aware of common work-related injuries that could pose a risk to their health. Types of workplace injuries nurses face According to the 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BL ..read more
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4 classification of workers’ compensation to be aware of
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
1M ago
Workers’ compensation is a government-mandated program that helps workers who sustain injuries in their line of work receive the financial support they need. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has established four classifications of workers’ compensation to help ensure workers receive the kind of financial support customized to their specific needs. 1. Medical insurance Medical insurance is a fundamental category of workers’ compensation that can ensure employees receive adequate healthcare coverage for work-related injuries. It covers a spectrum of healthcare needs, from immediate injury tr ..read more
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Why do warehouse workers often sustain repetitive stress injuries?
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
1M ago
In the warehousing industry, the physical demands on workers are immense. One critical issue that often goes unnoticed is the risk of repetitive stress injuries (RSIs). If you’re a warehouse employee, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the most common causes of repetitive stress injuries. With this information, you can take proactive steps to help protect yourself from injury and even pursue workers’ compensation benefits if you get injured. What are repetitive stress injuries (RSIs)? Repetitive stress injuries are muscle and skeletal conditions caused by the repetition of specific move ..read more
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Understanding Minnesota teens’ right to workers’ compensation
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
2M ago
If you’re that parent of a teen who works part-time after school and on weekends or maybe full-time during summer and other school breaks, you might not have given much thought to what would happen if they suffered an injury or medical condition due to their work. Teens and young adult workers, however, are among those most likely to be injured in the workplace for a host of reasons – inexperience, lack of training and fearlessness among them. If your teen is injured seriously enough to require medical treatment and maybe some time off work, they are entitled to the same workers’ compensation ..read more
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How could casual restaurant work lead to injury?
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
2M ago
There is a lot of casual restaurant work available at this time of year. Eateries are full to bursting as people head out to celebrate, and seasonal bouts of flu mean some staff call in sick. So, if you need a little extra cash, it’s a great opportunity to make some. Yet, if you get injured on the job, you could find the negative consequences far outweigh any financial benefit you hoped to gain. Busy periods of food service mean that kitchen and front-of-house staff are exhausted. They may have been working extra shifts to cover others as well as doing a bit of celebrating themselves. Fatigue ..read more
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Link between workplace issues and your mental health
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3M ago
Usually, when you consider work-related health issues, you think of physical injuries. Meanwhile, mental health conditions usually don’t spring to mind; however, it’s been found that there is a direct link between the workplace and Minnesota employees’ mental health. Understanding the link between work and mental health In some cases, a worker may already have a mental health condition; if the workplace environment is negative, it could adversely affect them. For example, an employee struggling with depression may find their symptoms exacerbated if they are exposed to discrimination or harassm ..read more
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How to work safely in the cold
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
3M ago
While some people wish they could get outdoors more at work, others are exposed to extreme weather and must protect themselves. Here are some tips to help outdoor workers combat the Minnesota cold. Warning signs Some of the main risks of being out in the cold on the job that may lead to workers' compensation include frostbite, hypothermia and trench foot. It's wise to learn the symptoms of these common dangers to watch out for yourself and others on the job. It's common for someone suffering from hypothermia to shiver, which is already such a common response to the cold that it may be hard to ..read more
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Shoulder injuries at work
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
4M ago
The daily routine of a particular job could come with risks. Numerous Minnesota workers might find their duties put stress on their shoulders. Muscles and tendons could suffer from wear, and there's also the danger of unexpected mishaps causing harm. Persons who suffer shoulder injuries on the job may seek workers' compensation benefits to address financial worries when recovering. Shoulder injuries on the job First, it is important to stress that any workplace comes with the risk of shoulder and similar injuries. Someone could slip and fall and dislocate their shoulder on the landing. That co ..read more
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Worker’s comp death benefits for surviving relatives in Minnesota
Lindberg Law, P.C. | Sauk Rapids Workers' Compensation Law Blog
by On Behalf of Lindberg McLaughlin, P.C.
4M ago
Minnesota laws recognize the dramatic change in the financial circumstances of families who have lost their loved ones at work. The state has multiple avenues to help these families get the necessary compensation they need to press forward, including workers' compensation. Here's how it works. The surviving relatives The 2022 Minnesota Statute Section 176.11 outlays the persons who may qualify as surviving relatives and, therefore, receive workers' compensation benefits in case of a loved one's death at work. These include the spouse, any children, dependent parents and other people they suppo ..read more
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