What Are Deadlines for Occupational Disease Claims?

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

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?

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

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 »

5 Top Reasons Workman’s Comp Claims Are Denied

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 »

Labor Law Trends to Look Out for in 2021

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 »

Common Neck Injuries and How They Happen at Work

Common Neck Injuries and How They Happen at Work

No one plans on getting injured at work. On the contrary, workplaces prefer to keep their employees safe on the job to avoid lost time. But injuries do happen, and some of them can be painful and have long-lasting effects on your health. Workplace injuries aren’t just bad for business. Severe injuries may affect you… Read more »

Issues Labor Unions Face in 2021

Issues Labor Unions Face in 2021

With renewed attention placed on growing job losses and an expanding wealth gap between the upper, middle and lower classes, the power labor unions hold is back in the spotlight. As public support for unions increases, 2021 could be a turning point for workers. Though it’s still too soon to tell what the future holds,… Read more »