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Dangerous Jobs Lead to Serious Injuries, Deaths

Serious injuries and even deaths can occur in almost any occupation, but in some career fields, the stakes are much higher than others. For these jobs, a single mistake can mean the difference between life and death. And workers in these fields often begin each new workweek hoping that the plate of pancakes they had...

10 Most Common Work-Related Injuries

Work-Related Injuries Although workers compensation is available to individuals who are injured within the course of their job, many valid claims are denied on a regular basis. Some of the most common reasons for workplace injuries include: (Article continues below Infographic) ______ Overexertion Minnesota workers who pull, lift, push or carry objects may easily suffer...

Minnesota Medicinal Marijuana & Workers’ Comp

Too many Americans are dependent on opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gone so far as to declare opioid painkiller usage an epidemic. Not only are thousands of Americans dependent on these prescription drugs, but thousands are overdosing on them annually. Since 1999 deaths from overdoses have tripled. Every year 16,000 American patients...

Most Dangerous Occupations in MN

People work to make a living right? Unfortunately some career paths can lead to serious injury and even death thus raising the question of what are the most dangerous occupations in Minnesota? The most recent complete report about workplace safety from the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry comes from 2012. The report covers the...

Who Does Workers’ Compensation Cover in Minnesota?

Workers’ compensation is a system of insurance that is mandated by law. The purpose of the law is to hold employers responsible for hazardous workplaces and protect employees from suffering financially after an injury. The law requires that employers purchase insurance, and pay premiums, for the benefit of their employees. In some instances, if an...

Common Work Injuries in Minnesota

When an employee has been injured on the job in the state of Minnesota, our system of workers’ compensation is there to protect their financial interests. Over the years workers have certainly been exposed to fewer occupational hazards, although still some onsite injuries are inevitable. Workers’ compensation coverage covers an array of injuries ranging from...