If you own a company in Minnesota, chances are you prioritize the safety and well-being of your workers. After all, they are the life and blood of your organization. Without them, it would be impossible to efficiently market and distribute your product to anxious customers over a length of time. At Fellman Law Office, we understand the risks that employers face that require them to put protocols in place to protect their workers and ultimately protect their organization.
While any injury is possible to sustain on the job, one of the most common is hurting your back. It can happen in any industry, from ones that require constant lifting to those that demand sitting at a desk all day.
Many employers in Minnesota include workers' compensation as part of their benefits package to serve a dual purpose. First, it is a convenient protection for their employees should they ever find themselves injured on the job. Second, it also provides support and protection for the organization itself if they are facing legal consequences after an employee injury or workplace accident. What people should remember is that not all workers' compensation claims are approved, especially if surrounding conditions are found to be outside of the control of the employer.
You have been experiencing persistent and discomforting pain and you are beginning to suspect that it is related to your job. The pain seems to be initiated when you are performing certain job duties, and you do not recall experiencing it before you undertook your assigned responsibilities. Now, you are starting to wonder if you are dealing with a workplace injury. So, what do you do from here? Fortunately, when you follow a general protocol for filing a workers' compensation claim in Minnesota, you may have a good chance at receiving compensation.