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Is shift work dangerous?

If you work third shift, then you probably understand how it can have a severe effect on your life. However, after some time working these hours, you may feel like your body has adjusted. The reality is that all shift workers in Minnesota are at a disadvantage simply due the hours they work that fall outside the body's normal cycles.

What can you do to keep worker's comp costs lower?

In order to keep your company in Minnesota running smoothly and in compliance with management-sanctioned protocols, one of your highest priorities is to recruit top talent who are committed to your mission. Another task you will constantly be facing is how you can implement policies that will protect the safety and well-being of your employees, and ultimately your company's brand and success. Worker's compensation is an excellent resource to consider when you are looking to mitigate the costs if an accident or injury were to happen in your workplace. 

Workers' compensation claim denied for man hurt while smoking

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. 

Handling OSHA complaints effectively to reduce consequences

For many companies in Minnesota, avoiding run-ins with OSHA violations, employee injuries and workplace accidents is a primary concern. Often, especially in higher-risk industries, employers implement stringent protocols designed to protect the safety of their workers, as well as the reputation of their brand and organization. If an OSHA violation does ever occur, it is important that company leaders understand how to handle the complaint in the most effective way to reduce consequences that could have a long-term impact on their business. 

Dealing with a denied workers' compensation claim

Knowing that workers' compensation insurance is available to cover the costs of an injury and some of lost wages can relieve much of the anxiety a worker feels after an on-the-job accident in Minnesota. However, there are situations when the insurance denies coverage of a claim. This is not necessarily the end of the line, according to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. A worker may still be able to receive benefits.

Settlement reached over woman's work-related hip injury

Often, when people in Saint Paul are injured at work, the actual pain stemming from their injuries may not be the worst thing they are forced to deal with. Rather, it could be learning to cope with the limitations that their injuries now place on them. People typically derive a great deal of satisfaction from their careers. When those careers are taken away from them, it may be akin to one losing his or her sense of identity. On top of that, there is the financial uncertainty that those whose work-related injuries keep them from returning to their careers must also face. 

Understanding how a repetitive stress injury can affect your work

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. 

Utilizing your workers' compensation insurance, the right way

If you have been injured in an accident at your workplace, or have received an injury related to your job, you may be eligible to receive assistance from your workers' compensation policy. However, you may miss out on some of the valuable benefits of this helpful resource if you are not familiar with what actions to take. At Fellman Law Office, we are experienced in helping people in Minnesota to understand how to realize the highest benefit from their workers' compensation coverage. 

OSHA investigates after worker's fatal accident

For many Minnesota employers, implementing a worker's compensation program is an integral part of facilitating communication and reaching an agreeable solution if an accident ever occurs in the workplace. In fact, many employers go to extensive lengths to identify and implement protocols designed to protect their assets, property and the well-being of their workers. However, in some circumstances, employers are unable to monitor everything their workers do, which can sometimes create substantial danger. 

How long does temporary total disability last?

After your on-the-job injury in Minnesota, you may wonder how long your temporary total disability benefits will last. This may be a cause for concern, as your ability to recover depends on the payments that provide some of your lost wages while you must stay off your feet at home. According to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, your TTD benefits may stop for a number of reasons, and in some cases, they may be reinstated.

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