Despite the ongoing efforts of Minnesota employers to regulate their workers' behavior, implement safety requirements and perform frequent assessments that gauge adherence to corporate policy, accidents can still happen at work. A workers' compensation policy is an excellent tool for both employers and employees. Its purpose is to provide protection for a company and its assets, while providing assistance to employers who may receive injuries on the job.
When an accident does happen, depending on the severity of the incident, the injured person will be required to undergo rehabilitation before being allowed back onto the job site. In many cases, the injured person may only be able to resume a portion of previously designated duties and gradually add tasks back in as a full recovery is made. In other cases, the injury is so severe that the person may be permanently disabled, receive assistance finding another job or work with his or her employer to assume a modified set of responsibilities.