The COVID-19 pandemic has created struggles for many people. If you contract the virus, you’ll likely be in quarantine for a significant amount of time. This situation means you will be unable to work in order to recover and to reduce the risk of transmission to others. So, many employees are asking the question: Will… Read more »
What Is Spondylolisthesis and How Can I Get It at Work?
Were you recently diagnosed with spondylolisthesis? Do you believe your condition was caused by an accident at work? Spondylolisthesis is a severe defect resulting from sudden trauma, repetitive motion, and regular stress on the spine. If you developed spondylolisthesis due to the physical conditions of your occupation, you might qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’… Read more »
What Are Deadlines for Occupational Disease Claims?
Occupational-related diseases are an all too common risk for Minnesota construction workers. If you sustained an occupational disease or injury on a construction site, it’s essential first to seek medical attention and then report it to your employer. In Minnesota, workers who sustained an illness or disease due to their work environment are entitled to… Read more »
Unionization and Job Security in the Pandemic
Belonging to a union hasn’t been a cure-all for workers during the pandemic. However, this past year has shown that being represented by a union can provide job security during these uncertain times. While union leaders and workers’ rights advocates have been calling for lawmakers to improve the economic equality of workers for decades, this… Read more »
How Can I Prevent Knee Injuries at Work?
Knee injuries are one of the most common preventable injuries in the United States. This type of injury happens to both young and old workers alike, and can have far-reaching effects for those who encounter one. Like most workplace injuries, knee injuries are often preventable with simple measures. Since even minor knee injuries can plague… Read more »
What You Need to Know About Occupational Diseases
A good employer wants to make sure their employees are taken care of should an unfortunate incident occur. Likewise, employees want to know that they will be adequately covered and protected if they sustain an injury in the workplace. With the wide range of industry-specific illnesses and diseases, it might seem unclear what is considered… Read more »
How Do Common Hand and Wrist Injuries Happen at Work?
Do you work with your hands? If so, then hand and wrist injuries can be a risk for you. We work with hand and wrist injury victims every day. We know how easy it is for injuries to derail your career, and we believe you should never have to suffer from hand injuries that could… Read more »
5 Top Reasons Workman’s Comp Claims Are Denied
The Workers’ Compensation system is complex, and your claim could be turned down for any number of reasons — but what you may not know is that if your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal this decision. In recent years, the workers’ compensation industry has been a hotbed of controversy, with many… Read more »
Who Should I Contact if I Feel My Workplace Is Unsafe Because of COVID-19?
It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the way we think about daily life — and the workplace is no exception. If you’re like most people, you’ve become acutely aware of every sneeze, sniffle, and cough that happens around you when you leave your home. Your workplace has become a constant risk of exposure, even… Read more »
Labor Law Trends to Look Out for in 2021
In 2021, we face a changing labor force. The global pandemic has genuinely shaken the world up, so employment has changed to include new practices and management styles. State and local jurisdictions have passed new laws to counteract the pandemic’s effect on the workforce. However, this has left the landscape of employment unfamiliar to many…. Read more »