If your job requires you to perform similar tasks, with similar tools, in a regimented order and for an extended period of time each day, you may be prone to a repetitive stress injury. While you may experience a seemingly simple, nagging pain at the onset, failure to address your concerns in a timely manner can create a lifetime of pain. Additionally, the pressing discomfort can reduce your effectiveness in your job and greatly limit your mobility at the same time. At Fellman Law Office, we understand the risks that different workers in Minnesota face and are equipped to provide education about worker's compensation claims.
The manufacturers of passenger vehicles recognize the dangers of driving in reverse, and many vehicles now include cameras. However, on the construction site in Minnesota, you may be working around heavy equipment that not only does not have cameras, but also has large blind spots and many obstacles to avoid. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration points out the risks of backover accidents and provides safety tips to prevent workers from becoming statistics.
Every workplace has the potential to be risky, but some environments contain more inherent dangers than others. This is certainly true of such job sites as heavy metal refineries. Though precautions have greatly improved in the last few decades, positions in this environment may still be vulnerable to ailments and injuries that are unique to the job.
You need your vision to perform your job duties in Minnesota, but ironically, the nature of those job duties could cost you your vision. At Fellman Law Office, we understand the role employers have in making sure workers are not needlessly put at risk for devastating injuries that could cause blindness.
Construction workers in Minnesota often use scaffolds to access their work on the job site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recognized the dangers of these types of workstations, and has developed rules, guidelines and standards for scaffolds.