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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.

How can you get the most out of your workers' compensation?

As an integral member of the workforce in Minnesota, you leave for work each day with a list of duties to accomplish and tasks to complete. Depending on the job you have and the industry you work in, you may face unique and inherent risks. Protecting yourself is due in large part to using proper safety equipment, protocols and methods to complete your responsibilities. However, if an accident occurs and you are injured, it is imperative that you are properly educated about how you can get the most out of your workers compensation policy. 

What should I do after a workplace accident?

One of the challenges you face every day when you go to work in Saint Paul is staying safe. Workplace accidents are very prevalent and can happen anywhere, especially while you are at work. According to Fortune.com, workplace accidents are the cause of 5,000 deaths each year. The number of employees who sustain injuries while on the job is 2.9 million. You may not anticipate being in a workplace accident. But unfortunate incidents often happen unexpectedly. 

What can cause my workers’ compensation claim to be denied?

If you are getting ready to file a workers’ compensation claim in Minnesota, you may find yourself wondering what problems you may encounter during the process. Even though workers’ compensation is a benefit you are entitled by law, and you have suffered an accident at work that qualifies according to the guidelines, there are many reasons why your claim may end up getting denied. 

Who is not entitled to workers’ compensation?

As a worker in Minnesota, you may be wondering if you have the right to make a claim for workers’ compensation. In most cases, your employer will be required to provide such coverage, but there are exceptions. According to The Office of the Revisor of Statutes, the most notable exceptions to the workers’ compensation requirement are those covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. These are not the only exempt employer’s, though.

Facts about Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota

Most people who work in Minnesota are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. When a worker is hurt, it is important that he or she understands the rights afforded by this insurance. According to the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, all employers are required to have insurance either through the state’s workers’ compensation program or another approved program that provides for employees who are hurt on the job.

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